'Crystal meth makes me work better,' says German MP Michael Hartmann
The SPD politician admitted to taking the drug to 'improve performance'
A prominent German politician has admitted taking crystal meth – but said he did it to be better at his job.
Michael Hartmann, the interior policy expert for the Social Democratic Party (SPD), admitted to using the drug for about a month, The Local reported.
His lawyer said on Wednesday that 51-year-old Hartmann had hoped the substance would “improve performance” at work.
The lawyer said his client bought and consumed a small amount of crystal meth in autumn 2013, but had not been addicted to it
Police searched the home of Hartmann in a drugs probe last week after the MP was allegedly observed buying drugs, according to Bild.
But investigators confirmed that they found no illegal substances in his private apartment.
Hartmann, from Mainz, has previously publicly opposed the use of cannabis.
He stepped down as the SPD’s parliamentary spokesman for interior affairs following the allegations last week but is still an MP.
An investigation is ongoing.
- 1 Should Apple buy Greece?
- 2 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 3 Drummer Lee Rigby's family reject 'extremist' groups using Woolwich murder for political gain
- 4 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
£500 - £600 per day: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Solution Architect is requir...
£18k - 20k per year: 360 Resourcing Solutions: ROLE: Export Sales Coordinato...
£20000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The largest developer of mobile...
£22500 - £27000 per annum + OTE £45K: SThree: Since our inception in 1986, STh...