Court orders released of Polish man imprisoned for selling drugs


An appellate court in Olomouc on Monday ordered the release of a Polish citizen who was sentenced in November to two years in prison for selling illicit synthetic drugs. A judge at the court said the trial suffered from severe procedural flaws which is why the case was returned to a lower-instance court which would have to try the man again. The Polish citizen opened several shops in Olomouc and other town in central and northern Moravia which offered new synthetic drugs advertising them as collectors’ items. The man moved his business to the Czech Republic from Poland after the Polish police cracked down on his shops there.