Former “KAT-TUN” member Sei Tanaka was arrested on the night of June 29 in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.
Tanaka had just been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison with a three-year suspended sentence on June 20 for violating the Stimulants Control Law (use and possession) after using stimulants at a hotel in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, in February of this year.
Speaking of Tanaka, he was dismissed from Johnny’s in 2001 for “repeated violations of the rules. In May 2005, he was arrested on a street in Shibuya Ward for violating the Marijuana Control Law, but the charges were later dropped.
However, drug rumors have been whispered in the industry for a long time, and I don’t think many people involved were surprised by the February arrest. However, it was indeed a surprise that he was re-arrested just nine days after his conviction,” said a source involved in a wide-ranging TV show.
In the verdict handed down on January 20, the presiding judge stated.
“I don’t think he had much resistance to illegal activities, and there is no doubt that he is anxious about getting rid of illegal drugs in the future,” the judge condemned.
He also condemned the defendant’s “lack of resistance to illegal activities and his inability to get clean in the future. His fears have come true so quickly.
When I was arrested last time, it was a first offense, so it was certain that I would receive a suspended sentence,” he said. Therefore, I was told that I had not confessed to all the information the investigators wanted, such as the route I took to obtain the drugs.
That attitude must have been the reason for the judge’s harsh words. Such was probably the reason why the authorities had been marking him for a long time after his release. If he had not known that and immediately turned to drugs, it would have been foolish of him.
Tanaka is said to have been named under the radar when a certain musician was arrested several years ago. Whenever there was a drug arrest in the entertainment industry, his name came up quite often as a peripheral figure.
Whenever there was a drug arrest in the entertainment industry, his name came up quite often as a peripheral to the arrests. In other words, several police forces, including the Chiba Prefectural Police who arrested him this time, had marked him as an important person.
It is said that behind this is the investigation of a drug supply route called the “Nagoya route,” which has recently been circulating in the entertainment industry and clubs in the Tokyo area. If he is found guilty again, his suspended sentence will be revoked and he will certainly be sentenced to prison. He will have no choice but to tell the truth.
Tanaka was reported to have turned to drugs just nine days after his sentencing. We hope that this time he will reflect on his actions and rehabilitate himself…