CHALONG, PHUKET: An Australian tourist was one of five drug suspects paraded by Chalong Police at a press conference in Phuket yesterday afternoon.
Richard Beaver, 28, was allegedly caught with 0.9 grams of dry marijuana by police on Tuesday night.
Mr Beaver was stopped on Soi Samakee 2 off Saiyuan Road at around 11:30pm.
The tourist allegedly told police he bought the drugs for 500 baht from a Patong Beach dealer.
Mr Beaver arrived in Phuket on March 10 for a holiday and planned to stay on the island for one month.
Whether he makes it home within the planned time will now depend on how quickly a court hearing can be held.