Former BTOB member Jung Il-hoon admits to marijuana use

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Former BTOB member Jung Il-hoon admits to marijuana use

Jung Il-hoon [NEWS1]

Jung Il-hoon [NEWS1]

 
Jung Il-hoon, former member of the boy band BTOB, admitted to using marijuana and apologized during his first trial on charges of violating the Narcotics Control Act on Thursday.  
 
He is reported to have said he “truly repents and feels sorry [for his actions].”
 
Jung was alleged to have smoked 820 grams of marijuana which he purchased from a drug dealer for some 130 million won ($116,000) from July 2016 to January 2019 with six of his acquaintances.  
 
The seven acquaintances who also indicted admitted to the accusations. 
 
The next trial is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. on May 20.  
 
Jung, who debuted as a rapper in the seven-member band BTOB in 2012 was referred to prosecution last July for alleged drug use and left the band at the end of December.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 
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