The Grenoble courthouse.


Jean-Pierre Clatot

Five men tried before the Grenoble Criminal Court for their involvement in drug trafficking received sentences of up to 10 years in prison, we learned Tuesday from a judicial source, confirming information from

Dauphiné Libéré


The heaviest sentence, ten years in prison and a fine of 20,000 euros, was pronounced on Monday against a 34-year-old man, suspected of being the head of a Lyon network.

His sentence was accompanied by deprivation of civil rights for five years.

Thirteen more convictions in November

His 29-year-old brother was also sentenced to a five-year prison sentence, including a suspended one-year sentence and a 10,000-euro fine.

The other three defendants, aged 35 to 36, were sentenced to 3 years in prison, including 18 months suspended, and a 3,000 euros fine.

All were suspected of belonging - like thirteen others already sentenced in November to sentences of 18 months in prison suspended to 10 years in prison - to networks of resale of narcotic products which supplied the agglomerations of Grenoble and Lyon.


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