Critically acclaimed South Korean actor Yoo Ah In, 36, is currently being investigated by the police for illegal use of propofol, marijuana, cocaine and ketamine. Suspected to be a habitual drug user, he may face criminal charges. He is due to report to authorities on Friday, as part of an ongoing crackdown on the criminal organizations behind local distribution.
In February, Yoo Ah In tested positive for the four banned substances. Since 2021, Yoo Ah In’s prescription purchases for propofol have been too frequent, which attracted authorities’ notice. He allegedly injected propofol 73 times in one year and used a total of 4,400 milliliters of propofol during that time, indicating his strong reliance on the anesthetic which induces relaxation and sleepiness.
Police have submitted a warrant for Yoo Ah In’s phone records, attempting to trace the illegal networks which supplied cocaine and ketamine to the actor. In addition, authorities are clamping down on the doctors’ offices and clinics that prescribed him excessive amounts of propofol.
Yoo Ah In has already finished filming Netflix movie Goodbye Earth and original series The Match. His other new movie Hi Five has just finished filming, and the company has not confirmed a release date. The companies that have invested in Yoo Ah In’s projects are left in a tough spot, as there has already been public outcry around the drug scandal and netizens voicing they would not watch his new works. This is worsened by the fact that he is likely a habitual drug user, and this was not a one time mistake. If none of his upcoming works were to air, Yoo Ah In will likely have to repay a large sum for violating his contracts.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.