Jung Ilhoon, a member of boy group BTOB, has admitted that he was under investigation for smoking marijuana and apologized.
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Cube Entertainment, his agency, made an official position on December 21 and said, "After checking with Jung Ilhoon himself, we find Jung Ilhoon has been summoned by an investigative agency for smoking marijuana as reported."
Cube said, "We feel a heavy responsibility for causing concern to many people and will do our duty to the end so that we can faithfully participate in future investigations."
Earlier in the day, Channel A said in the news that police have been investigating allegations of habitual marijuana smoking by Jung Ilhoon. Jung Ilhoon was also embroiled in allegations that he used cryptocurrency to avoid investigative networks.
Channel A reported that the police handed over Jung Ilhoon and his accomplices to the prosecution in July on charges of drug management violations, but in the meantime, Jung Ilhoon joined the military. Channel A raised suspicions, saying, "It is an escape enlistment to prevent drug smoking from being known and prevent criminal punishment."
Meanwhile, Jung Ilhoon began his mandatory military service on May 28 as a social worker. Jung Ilhoon debuted as a member of BTOB in 2012 and was loved for many hit songs. He also stood out as a rapper by releasing his solo album.