Woman Asks to Be Jailed to Escape Drug-Addicted Girlfriend

PATHUM THANI — A 40-year-old woman arrived at a police station in Pathum Thani province yesterday with a tablet of amphetamine and asked to be jailed in order to flee her drug-addicted girlfriend, police say.

According to officers at Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station, Tassanee Jintanakarnwilai said she had been had been dating a 34-year-old woman named Yui who regularly took amphetamines and often coereced her into taking the pills as well.

"Two days ago, my girlfriend and her friends forced me to take drug. I said no. But they beat me and I complied," Tassanee told police yesterday. "Then I made an escape."

She told police officers she would rather live in prison, where she would be fed daily and be protected from her girlfriend.

"I want to go to jail," Tassanee said. "I don't want to get involved with narcotics circles. And I don't have any money at all. At least in prison, there's food for me, and I can be away from my girlfriend and her friends. They cannot harm me." 

Pol.Lt. Thanong Kraiprab, an officer at Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station, said he has transferred Tassanee to a hospital to check for traces of narcotics in her body. "If so, she will undergo a rehab," the officer said. 

He told reporters that he has also charged Tassanee with possessing first category narcotics. Police are trying to locate and arrest the girlfriend who allegedly forced her into taking the drugs, he said.


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