On April 26, 2019, a warrant in the name of Park Yoo Chun was filed to arrest him on suspicion of drug use. The arrest warrant was meant to prevent the idol from getting rid of evidence or fleeing the country.
This shocking news took place following a drug test that Park Yoo Chun took a few days before. The results were positive, as a form of amphetamine called Philopon was revealed thanks to the sample taken from his leg hair. A pretrial detention was requested on April 23, and was issued three days later.
The suspicions surrounding Park Yoo Chun involve him purchasing the drugs three times, of which the total amount is 1,5 grams of Philopon with his ex-girlfriend Hwang Ha Na during the period between February and March 2019 and using the drug in question about five times. Prior to his arrest, Park Yoo Chun denied ever using drugs before. When questioned about him buying said drugs for Hwang Ha Na, the actor only admitted to wiring money that Hwang Ha Na has requested from him, and stated that he had no idea the money was meant to be used to complete a drug transaction.
Midst the current commotion, Park Yoo Chun’s agency C-JeS Entertainment announced his retirement from the Entertainment industry as he left his label on April 24, 2019. The idol’s lawyer later revealed to the public an official statement further insisting that Park Yoo Chun never took the drug Philopon.
On April 29, 2019, Park Yoo Chun changed his statement and admitted to most of the charges filed against him regarding drug use, and revealed having injected the drug two more times without his girlfriend at the time, Hwang Ha Na, making it seven times in total.
On May 3, 2019, the Narcotics unit of the Gyeonggi Nambu provincial Police forwarded Park Yoo Chun’s case to prosecution and charged him of violating the Narcotics Control Act.
MBC’s “News Desk” revealed additional news regarding Park Yoo Chun’s drug use accusation. The idol further admitted that he has been injecting the amphetamine drug since the summer of 2018. Despite coming forward with his confession, Park Yoo Chun and Hwang Hana’s statements don’t line up and put on another in a bad light. Following these recent events, the prosecution department will carry on a thorough investigation to get to the truth behind the pair’s contradictory statements.