K-Pop star sentenced to 2 years in probation in drug case

Last Updated: Jul 02 2019 17:13
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K-Pop star Park Yoochun has been sentenced to 2 years of probation with ten months of imprisonment in drug case. He has also been fined 1.4 million KRW.

Yoochun, who has been a member of South Korean boy bands JYJ and TVXQ, was convicted of purchasing Philopon, a form of methamphetamine, three times and injecting the drug seven times.

Yoochun broke down in front of media after the verdict and apologized to the public.

Yoochun was quoted by koreaboo.com as saying, "I’m sorry. I’ll live honestly and diligently. I’m sorry. I’m very sorry towards my fans. I’m very sorry. I sincerely apologize once again to everyone for causing worry. I will do my best to live diligently while volunteering for society in the future. I will make sure of that. I’m sorry."

If he commits any crimes in the next two years, he will be sent to prison.