Drug dealer arrested after accidentally sending drugs price list to police
A drug dealer has been arrested after he accidentally sent his drug price list to the police.
The incident took place in 2018 at the Leeds Festival in England. There, 22-year-old Martynas Benosenko was attempting to sell $3,900 worth of cocaine and MDMA. As per the Yorkshire Evening Post, he did so using business cards that read "Flavour Town LS6".
According to his lawyer, Christopher Dunn, Benosenko had "no idea" how serious his offenses were under English law.
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Prior to selling drugs at the festival, Benosenko, a Polish national, had worked at TGI Fridays as a chef, but he had recently lost his job.
He was arrested at the festival when security noticed him "acting suspiciously", according to Prosecutor Jessica Randall. When he was apprehended, 28 bags of cocaine 67, MDMA tablets, and a small amount of cannabis were found in his bag.
Benosenko subsequently pled guilty to possessing Class A drugs and having the intent to sell the cannabis.
Dunn told the court: "He decided to go sell drugs at Leeds Festival while completely high.
"He thought it would be a good idea, not having a clue what he was getting himself into. To say this was a Heath Robinson operation would be something of an understatement.
"He rocks up at the festival, takes a lot of these drugs himself, obviously turning attention to himself, and then sends his price list to the police.
"This is a man who lost his job and thought he could make a quick buck. He had no concept of the type of sentence that can flow from this offending."
Benosenko was sentenced to a total of three years and four months behind bars by recorder Joanna Kidd.
She said: "When parents allow their children and young people to attend these festivals, it is often with a degree of trepidation.
"You set out to earn a significant amount of money and the young people at the festival are vulnerable to people like you, preying on their vulnerability and stupidity.
"There is not a single festival of this size that goes on without young people collapsing, becoming seriously ill and, in some circumstances, dying.
"The fact that you chose this venue to ply your trade is an aggravating feature."