Bergen: Lithuanian man convicted of producing amphetamines at a campsite gets harsher prison sentence

Bergen District CourtPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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The Gulating Court of Appeal has increased the sentence of a 38-year-old man from Lithuania, who was previously convicted of producing amphetamines in a campsite in Bergen.

In February last year, police stopped a car after two men drove through a red light in the center of Bergen. 

The patrol suspected that the driver was intoxicated, and later, two men aged 44 and 37 were arrested at a campsite in Bergen. 

Both men were from Lithuania.

They explained that they were turning a liquid amphetamine base into powder. Five kilos of powdered amphetamine were also found on location, according to newspaper Bergens Tidende (BT).

Verdict appealed

The older man was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison, while the younger was sentenced to six years in prison. 

The older man accepted the verdict, while the now 38-year-old man thought it was too strict and appealed it.

The Court of Appeal decided to increase his sentence to six years and nine months in prison because the court believes he had “a necessary and central role in the storage and processing of the amphetamine.”

The man’s defense lawyer Odd Rune Torstrup told BT that the case would most likely be appealed at the Supreme Court level.

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