Police has issued a statement regarding Yoo Ah In’s ongoing investigation and explained why they’ve decided to apply for an arrest warrant.
On the 19th of May, the police applied for an arrest warrant for actor Yoo Ah In, who is suspected of drug use. This comes 103 days after the investigation began with a detailed examination of Yoo’s hair.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Narcotics Crime Investigation Unit revealed that they have applied for an arrest warrant for Yoo Ah In on charges of using five types of drugs, including marijuana, propofol, cocaine, ketamine, and zolpidem, in violation of the Narcotics Control Act.
The police determined that an arrest and investigation were necessary as Yoo Ah In has mostly denied the allegations and there are concerns of evidence destruction and flight. The seriousness of the offenses was also taken into consideration as Yoo Ah In had used multiple types of drugs.
The decision on whether to arrest Yoo Ah In will be made after the prosecution requests a warrant from the court and a hearing for the suspect’s examination (warrant hearing) takes place next week.
Recently, Yoo Ah In was scheduled to attend the second round of questioning at the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency at 10 a.m. on the 11th, but did not show up as expected. He attended the 2nd round of questioning which lasted 21 hours on May 16. The actor briefly commented on his questioning saying, ‘I have said everything I need to say.’
Yoo Ah In is under investigation by the police on charges of administering four types of narcotics: marijuana, propofol, cocaine, and ketamine. As Yoo Ah In became a suspect in a drug case, there are setbacks in the release of three films and dramas starring him. He has since issued an apology to his SNS.
Police told news outlets that he has mostly denied the allegations, except for admitting to some marijuana use. Yoo Ah In claimed that propofol and ketamine were used for medical purposes, and specifically denied using cocaine, according to reports.