[Writer's Choice] Park Yoo Chun Arrested for Illegal Drug Use
Jay Yim, April 26, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
K-pop and drama star Park Yoo Chun, 33, was arrested for buying and selling illegal drugs on Friday.
The former JYJ member had a warrant from the Suwon District Court and was arrested, bringing up the concern that Park may attempt to destroy evidence, according to The Korea Times.
Before being arrested, Park appeared before the court to face allegations that he bought 1.5 grams of meth on three seperate occasions in February and March. He was undergoing an investigation for using drugs with his ex-fiance Hwang Ha Na.
Park had taken a urine test on Monday which came out as negative for drugs. However, the same day, samples of his body hair, which were collected during a police search on April 16, came out positive for meth, as reported by the National Forensic Service. The hair sample tests can detect drugs that were taken up to 90 days before, which resulted in Park's warrant and drug charges.
Park denied all the drug charges before the testings turned up positive. However, after his body hair samples revealed that he tested positive for meth, Monday, his management agency, C-JeS, terminated his contract.
Park made an announcement at a press conference that he would retire from the entertainment scene as the scandal broke out and was dropped from his label.