Thrissur: A telefilm director was arrested here on Sunday for holding a party drug. A police party spotted him dancing around a traffic signal pole in an intoxicated state, shortly after last midnight.
Vishnuraj, 34, from Pallimukku area in Ernakulam, was found in possession of 2 grams of the psychostimulant drug Methylene Dioxy Amphetamine (MDA), also known as Ecstacy.
Chalakudy Deputy Superintendent of Police CR Santhosh and his team found Visnuraj at the signal at 2am while they were on their way back after an investigation in Kochi.
When the police vehicle approached Chirangara Junction, they found a car parked on the service road adjacent to the highway.
On close look, the cops found a man dancing around the traffic signal pole in front of the car with a Maharashtra registration.
The police officials questioned the man. They also found a couple inside the car. The woman told the police that she was a model.
The group was en-route to a scriptwriter's house in Irinjalakuda.
Vishnuraj was taken into custody by Koratty police inspector BK Arun after the drug was found in his possession. The car was also seized. The police is continuing the investigation to find the source of the drug.
The couple were let off as they were not under the influence of drugs.
Ironically, Vishnuraj had directed two short films to create awareness among youth about the evils of drug abuse.