Former Korean Popstar Jung Ilhoon, has been sentenced to two years in prison for the purchase and use of marijuana. The singer was also fined 133 million KRW (about USD 119,000). According to reports on Korean news sites, the Seoul Central District Court senior judge presided over Ilhoon’s case and sentenced him to two years in prison for habitual marijuana usage. It was reported that the prosecution demanded four years in prison. Reports further go on to state that Jung is suspected of working with a group of seven people to make the illegal purchases over a 30-month span - July 2016 to January 2019.
The singer has also been accused of using marijuana 161 times in that same timeframe. A report on Koreaboo.com quotes Jung Ilhoon’s legal counsel saying, "The defendant is reflecting deeply on his actions. He was fearful as it was the first trial and investigation of his life. He worked in the entertainment industry at such a young age and he tried to relieve the stress in the wrong way. "The South Korean rapper attended his final hearing at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday, May 20, where he and seven other defendants were put on trial. Ilhoon withdrew from BTOB last December to complete his mandatory military service as a public service worker.