Indonesia Sentences Australian Boy for Drug Possession

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced an Australian teen to two months detention for buying marijuana while on the resort island of Bali.

The unidentified 14-year-old boy could be released as early as next week, when time already served is taken into account. Under the country's tough narcotics laws, he could have faced up to 12 years in prison, but the three-judge panel decided to be lenient because he pleaded guilty and expressed remorse for his crime.

The teen was vacationing on Bali with his parents when he bought the drugs.