Yoo Ah In's drug controversy was put under the spotlight even more following the release of his hair sample's drug test result.
The #Alive actor's hair sample tested positive for the anesthetic drug propofol after the authorities detected marijuana in the urine sample they obtained earlier this month.
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Yoo Ah In's Drug Controversy Takes the Spotlight
The National Forensic Service tested Yoo Ah In's hair sample and informed him of its positive result. The development will now allow the police to summon him for further questioning.
The actor's agency, United Artists Agency, revealed to news outlets that it would release a formal statement once it finds a lawyer, per The Korea Times.
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The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety held a press conference Thursday and shared further details about the drug controversy. MFDS minister Oh Yu Kyung said, "The Narcotics Information Management System keeps records of information on the types of psychoactive substances used last year and people who were administered with them ... This system displays information about the medical facilities that prescribe much higher doses than the average and whom it was prescribed to."
The minister added that Uhm Hong Sik — Yoo Ah In's real name — was one of the 51 people included on the list submitted to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in 2022. The investigation determined that the man on the list is the actor.
Yoo Ah In underwent a probe amid suspicions he administered propofol at 10 different medical facilities in Gangnam and Seocho Districts for non-medical purposes.
Many celebrities abuse illegal drugs since it is easier to acquire them compared to other drugs.
Yoo Ah In To Undergo Further Questioning
Police revealed earlier this month that Yoo Ah In would undergo further questioning once the hair sample results came out.
The authorities released a statement regarding its desire to question the actor more after his urine sample came back positive for marijuana. UAA also addressed the issue in a statement at that time.
"Yoo has been faithfully cooperating with the investigation and will explain in detail about the problematic issues," the agency said.
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