Narcotics: Benoît Magimel sentenced to 3 months suspended sentence
French actor Benoît Magimel in Angoulême, France, August 25, 2017
The actor Benoît Magimel, arrested in Paris in the night from Sunday to Monday, was sentenced Tuesday to three months imprisonment suspended for “attempted acquisition” of narcotic drugs and heroin and cocaine consumption.
This sentence was handed down by the Paris Criminal Court in a pre-trial conviction procedure (CRPC), a simplified procedure known as “pleading guilty”.
The 43-year-old actor was introduced in the morning to a public prosecutor who proposed the sentence, which was later approved by the court on Tuesday afternoon at a public hearing.
These three months of conditional sentences are accompanied by a probationary period of 18 months.
Apparently exhausted, the actor, blond hair and jogging combination, has admitted to using cocaine and heroin since April 2016, but for the last time “a month ago.”
He admitted that he wanted to buy a few grams of cocaine to a dealer, against 200 euros, in the night from Sunday to Monday. Transaction interrupted when he was stopped by the police driving his car, the man by his side, to the opposite direction in a one-way street.
In the car, the police officers of the anti-crime brigade of the 4th arrondissement of the capital had discovered powder, which turned out to be a mixture containing heroin in particular. The second man was also arrested.