HUFFINGTON POST
08/13/2013 04:20 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2013

'Drunk' Russian Doctor Arrested For Taking Heroin From Patient's Stomach

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian surgeon has been arrested for taking a five-gram bag of heroin he found in a patient's stomach.

"The doctor was intoxicated at the time of detention," police for the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk said in a statement on Tuesday, adding he faced up to 15 years in prison for theft and possession.

The doctor, who was not named, refused to answer questions without a lawyer, the police said.

It was not clear whether the patient had been arrested.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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