POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED IN ILLEGAL SALE OF NARCOTICS

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09.28.2011 16:40

The RA Special Investigation Service has completed its preliminary
investigation of the criminal case against a police officer for
carrying out the illegal sale of narcotics. The prosecutor supervising
the preliminary investigation of the criminal case has confirmed the
bill of indictment.

According to a statement by the RA Prosecutor General's Office, the
preliminary investigation revealed that Lieutenant Stepan Tonoyan
worked as a police officer in Division 1 of the Criminal Investigation
Department of Yerevan Police. Lieutenant Tonoyan sold a considerable
amount of marijuana to N. Igityan in Nov. 2010. He also sold a
methylenedioxy-methamphenamine type of narcotic to N. Igityan and N.

Margaryan in Tsghotner restaurant in Jan. and Feb. 2011, as well as
a considerable amount of marijuana to R. Khachatryan on Mar. 11, 2011.

Furthermore, it was stated during the preliminary investigation that
Lieutenant Tonoyan's brother Sergei Tonoyan, who had worked as a
head of division of the Avan territorial subdivision of the RA State
Committee of Cadastre, grew a cannabis type of narcotics from Aug.

2010 to May 2011 and through processing it got a considerable amount
of marijuana. Together with his girlfriend he sold the narcotic to
many people.

Lieutenant Tonoyan has been charged according to RA Criminal Code
Article 233 Section1, while Sergei Tonoyan has been charged according
to RA Criminal Code Article 233 Section 3 Parts 1 and 2. The criminal
case has been sent to the Court of First Instance of Arabkir and
Kanaker-Zeytun Administrative Districts.