Police Investigating Reported Conversations About Drug Use And Fooling Drug Tests In Group Chatroom
According to an exclusive report by DongA Ilbo on April 8, police have found what appear to be several instances of slang referring to drugs in the group chatroom with Jung Joon Young, Seungri, and others.
Some of conversation includes the Korean word “meat” (gogi), which can be slang for marijuana, and the English word “candy” (kaendi), which is a term used for ecstasy. The members of the chatroom exchanged messages like “Want to have meat?” and “Let’s have candy today.” Though the messages in and of themselves are not incriminating, police are investigating with the possibility of the chatroom members having used drugs.
A source close to Jung Joon Young said to DongA Ilbo, “I saw chatroom messages from October 2016 saying “Let’s eat meat.” The source stated that one of their friends, who was a member of the chatroom, showed him the texts, saying, “Our friends call marijuana ‘meat.'” In another instance, the source said he heard one of the chatroom members say, “I had candy with my girlfriend.”
The source also said that around late 2016 and early 2017, the members of the chatroom shared different methods for passing drug tests, like repeated bleaching and coloring of hair to pass follicle tests and getting a lot of IV fluids to fool urine tests. At the time, one of the members of the chatroom had been arrested for marijuana use.