10:55 pm - 02/08/2018

Actor Jung Seok Won, Baek Ji Young's Husband, Arrested on Drug Charges



On February 9, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency confirmed that Jung Suk Won was arrested due to drug charges at Incheon Airport last night (February 8 KST). Reports say that Jung Suk Won used Philopon, a form of methamphetamine, in Australia. Thus, he was arrested upon his return from Australia to Korea.

His agency C-JeS Entertainment issued an official statement addressing the matter. The statement is as below:

Hello, this is C-JeS Entertainment.

We will discuss the situation regarding the reports about Jung Suk Won getting arrested for drug charges.

Jung Suk Won is currently being investigated by the police for drug usage.

“He is being investigated on whether he used drugs while drinking with a friend last week during his vacation in Australia.

As the investigation is ongoing, we ask that you refrain from writing speculative reports about something that has not been confirmed yet.

We will address the situation following the investigation and the police announcement.”

A source from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency revealed that Jung Suk Won’s liver was tested and the results showed that he tested positive for drug use. Jung Suk Won reportedly admitted to parts of the drug charges. Following the investigation on February 8, he was held at a detention room at the police station. On February 9, he was investigated on how he obtained the Philophon, how many times he used it, complicity with any other person, and more.

ETA: Baek Ji-Young's agency, Music Works Entertainment, has announced that they will be proceeding with her upcoming concert amidst news that her husband Jung Suk Won has been arrested and is being investigated on drug charges. She is scheduled to hold her “Welcome-Baek” concert on February 10 at the Olympic Hall in Seoul’s Olympic Park.

Sources: Naver (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) via @OH_mes & Soompi (7, 8)
dorawa 9th-Feb-2018 05:20 am (UTC)
Ohhhh shit. I wonder what drugs. Weed?
vonnadarling 9th-Feb-2018 05:21 am (UTC)
Meth allegedly
pepsi_twist9 9th-Feb-2018 05:58 am (UTC)
Man I hope Baek ji Young is okay rn.
cosmicdaze 9th-Feb-2018 05:59 am (UTC)
there was a soompi article posted abt it

https://www.soompi.com/2018/02/08/breaking-actor-jung-suk-won-investigated-use-meth/

so he was apparently tested positive for using a form of methamphetamine after coming back from a trip to australia. meth is probably illegal there too but the reason he was arrested in korea is because korean law applies to korean citizens wherever they're at in the world. so it's also illegal for koreans to gamble outside of korea, for example.
pearlychoco 9th-Feb-2018 06:03 am (UTC)
yeah, i added it in as well as his agency's statement

eta: kinda sucks that she'll be continuing with her solo concert this weekend :\

Edited at 2018-02-09 06:04 am (UTC)
stephantasm 9th-Feb-2018 06:19 am (UTC)
I don't know that much about meth but from what I've seen, it doesn't seem like a light drug of choice... are there light meth users? If he has a problem I hope he can be afforded help and not just labelled junkie trash and thrown in jail.
we_rob_banks 9th-Feb-2018 06:22 am (UTC)
Do they randomly drug test people at the airport or did someone rat him out or?
modestgoddess79 9th-Feb-2018 12:38 pm (UTC)
Seriously how did they know to test him as soon as he got back?!
aures 9th-Feb-2018 08:05 am (UTC)
oh nooo :(
keytfelt 9th-Feb-2018 08:49 am (UTC)
Yikes! And they have a baby at home. Poor Baek Ji Young, I hope she's able to get through her concert okay.
rainstormraider 9th-Feb-2018 03:50 pm (UTC)
I mean bad on him for doing meth but good gods at Korea’s terrible law where you get arrested in country for something that didn’t even occurr there.
yixingsforehead 9th-Feb-2018 05:03 pm (UTC)
the law itself not unique to korea at all, it's just they seem to have the resources to actually enforce it...
soyunatetera 9th-Feb-2018 04:10 pm (UTC)

Why all the bad things have to happen to Baek ji young?? Hasn't she been through enough already???
Edit: and what is this teampinky hashtag thing?



Edited at 2018-02-09 04:11 pm (UTC)
goshipgurl 9th-Feb-2018 05:01 pm (UTC)
LJ automatically adds every # in a post as a new tag
juhli 9th-Feb-2018 04:55 pm (UTC)
shiiiit, i hope she has a good support system around her!
Someone must have sold him out...
tsuyoi_hikari 10th-Feb-2018 01:28 am (UTC)
I didnt see him any any dramas -- the last one is in Circle which he appear in like 1 minute. Is he even working at the moment?
pearlychoco 10th-Feb-2018 03:11 am (UTC)
iirc, he was in bad guys: city of evil last year

but i only known him as the lead actor in gyuri's mv & from rooftop prince lol
heyitsrocky91 11th-Feb-2018 10:10 pm (UTC)
Meth is a horrible drug. I really hope he gets help if he's addicted (which he most likely is because meth isn't a recreational drug lbr) instead of being labeled "terrible and a junkie".
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