70-year-old has served eight prison stints for drug offences

Over the past 49 years, Johan (not his real name) has been in and out of prison eight times, with his first drug arrest taking place when he was 21 years old. Now 70, he is determined to stay clean.
Johan was first jailed for a year in 1970 when he was 21. The 70-year-old, who is twice divorced and has been married to his current wife since 1994, resolved to turn over a new leaf after his last jail stint ended in 2017.
Johan was first jailed for a year in 1970 when he was 21. The 70-year-old, who is twice divorced and has been married to his current wife since 1994, resolved to turn over a new leaf after his last jail stint ended in 2017.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Two divorces and eight stints in prison.

That is what Johan's (not his real name) life of crime has cost him. He has been in and out of prison since 1970, all for drug offences.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2019, with the headline '70-year-old has served eight prison stints for drug offences'. Print Edition | Subscribe