Ekaterina Konnova tried to sell unused medicines worth 3,250 rubles. She faces 8 years in prison.
Moscow resident Ekaterina Konnova could be imprisoned for 4 to 8 years due to the illegal sale of narcotic drugs. The woman is raising two children, one of whom is more epileptic. The boy also has a congenital absence of the esophagus and cerebral palsy.
To treat her son, Ekaterina purchased diazepam in microclysters, which relieves convulsions. In Russia, this medicine is sold only in tablets or ampoules, so parents have to order it in other countries.
So, Konnova decided to sell five microclysters, since Arsenia took care of the House with Poppy Hospice. In this institution, the drug can be obtained free of charge in ampoules. Ekaterina wrote an ad in the Vkontakte group, indicating the cost of medicines - 3250 rubles. However, the buyer turned out to be one of the policemen:
As soon as I gave him the medicine and received the money, two police officers showed up. They said that I should go with them. I was taken to the Meshchanskoye police department, where they showed that the banknotes received were marked.
At the same time, the police said that I was suspected of drug trafficking. And they behaved accordingly - as with a drug dealer, Novaya Gazeta quotes the woman.
Also, the head of the Moscow children's hospice "House with a lighthouse" Lidia Moniava spoke about the incident. She urged Facebook users to sign the petition to have the criminal case dropped. “In order to realize their criminal intent, Konnova E. A. illegally stored the specified psychotropic substance for the purpose of illegal sale for a monetary reward of 3,250 rubles, there are sufficient data pointing to the signs of a crime,” Lidiya Ivanov quotes the conclusion of investigator Lidiya Ivanov.
On the day of Ekaterina's detention, the police nevertheless let her go home, but the criminal case has not yet been closed. “They still believed that I have a seriously ill son who needs my help around the clock. I have no one to leave Arseniy, I don’t have a husband. The eldest son is 15 years old,” said Konnova.
Hospice representatives plan to send a petition in defense of Ekaterina to the prosecutor's office of the Meshchansky district of Moscow: “Due to the fact that most forms of antiepileptic drugs are not registered in Russia, parents are forced to illegally buy medicines for their children on forums from resellers, and then resell if the child does not fit in order to buy the next medicines.
Parents do this to help their children, because watching your child writhing in convulsions with folded hands is simply impossible, and the drugs that are in Russia simply do not work on a complex form of epilepsy.