Embroiled in a career-breaking drug controversy, South Korean actor Yoo Ah In is now suspected of using not five, but eight different banned substances, in violation of the country’s narcotics control act.
Hid the Full Extent of Drug Use?
In May, an arrest warrant was issued for the acclaimed actor on suspicion of his illegal use of 5 different drugs after testing positive. With the South Korean drug crime authorities delving deeper into the 36-year-old’s drug use and the sources where he procured his supplies, it surfaced that Yoo Ah In did not come clean about the true extent of his drug habits on questioning, but rather based his confession of guilt on however much was detected in the tests.
Adding on to his alleged recreational use of 5 drugs initially including propofol, marijuana, cocaine, ketamine and Zolpidem, the actor is now also suspected of using two more banned substances – midazolam and alprazolam, both psychotropic drugs. He had also tested positive for another unnamed banned substance that is used as a sedative whose name police sources have not revealed.
One of South Korea’s top actors, he allegedly took propofol, a sedative, 73 times in 2021. Reacting to the massive extent of Yoo Ah In’s use of at least 8 different drugs so far, shocked netizens commented that it’s a marvel he is still alive.
Meanwhile, his upcoming projects, including Netflix’s The Match and Goodbye Earth, face the fate of being postponed until further notice.