Information about this appeared in the Telegram channel of the regional prosecutor's office.

It is noted that last year the man persuaded familiar teenagers 16 and 17 years old to use a synthetic drug intravenously in his apartment. According to the agency, after that, the young men became addicted to drugs.

The prosecutor's office said that the defendant pleaded guilty.

"The court sentenced him to 12 years in prison to serve his sentence in a strict regime penal colony," the report said.

At the end of August, an online drug store was liquidated in St. Petersburg.

Also, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia announced an improvement in the statistics of the fight against drug trafficking in 2023.