What’s left for TOP is only 520 days of obligatory military service. Let’s trace down a fifty-days journey of T.O.P drug scandal.
Let’s chase T.O.P’s drug scandal for 50 days : Marijuana exposure -> Hospital -> Two-years Probation
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A Korean news channel exposed T.O.P’s smoking marijuana scandal on 1st June. This shocked people because he was known as serving a army at that time. Right after the reporting, YG entertainment announce officially that T.O.P is now investigated for his suspicion on smoking marijuana and fully repenting of his wrong. After a while, June 4th, T.O.P posted a hand-written apology on BIGBANG official facebook.
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The day after a release of an apology, June 5th, T.O.P was notified that he got removal from a conscripted police officer position. Right after that day, June 6th, T.O.P be transferred to emergency hospital due to his drug overdose. The reason was he took too much benzodiazepine out of serious stress. He was in lethargy for 4 days and moved to ordinary room from intensive care unit.
On July 20th, Seoul District Court held a verdict hearing of T.O.P‘s suspicion on smoking marijuana. On this day, Court imposed T.O.P penalty for 10$ and asked him for 10 months of prison-labor with 2-years of probation. Court explained, “The prisoner at the bar(T.O.P) acknowledged all commitment he had and all his actions come crime.”, continuously, “Crimes related drugs harm individual’s life and health but also can influence society a lot, so strict punishment is needed.”. However, the reason why T.O.P’s sentence got reduced is that he acknowledged all the facts, seriously regretted it, and this is the first time he committed crime in his life.
At first, T.O.P denied all the suspicion on marijuana, but he changed his explanation in the second prosecutors’ investigation. Eventually, he admitted that “he smoked marijuana for 4 times.”. Also, T.O.P read aloud written apology in front of reporters after the trial, promising not to repeat this situation. T.O.P said, “I made a huge mistake because of my misjudgment at the moment.”, and ” All these situations happened for only a week. That week would be my wort time forever, and I am regretting smoking it. I’m so sorry for that and willing to get any sentence on me.”.