Robert Holley Receives Sentence For Drug Use

TV personality Robert Holley (also known by the name Ha Il) has received a sentence for violating the Narcotics Control Act in his first trial.

On August 28, Judge Lee Seung Won of the Seoul Western District Court gave Robert Holley a one-year prison sentence suspended for two years of probation and 40 hours of drug treatment. This means that if he commits an offense during the two-year probation period, he will serve a prison sentence of one year.

The court explained, “We took the fact that the defendant is self-reflecting and promises not to commit such a crime again, as well as the fact that this is his first offense, into consideration.”

Robert Holley said, “I must pay the price because I’ve made a mistake.” He continued, “I will think of my family [from now on] and live while volunteering for my family and society.”

Robert Holley first worked in South Korea as a missionary in his early 20s. He obtained a degree in law from West Virginia University and later returned to Korea to work as a lawyer in Busan. He then became well known as he appeared on variety shows, and he is a naturalized citizen of South Korea.

On April 30, the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency’s Cyber Crime Division revealed that Robert Holley admitted to purchasing 1 gram of Philopon in mid-March on the Internet, using the drug with a non-Korean acquaintance 20-year-old “A,” and continuing to use the drug at his home alone. “A” also admitted to using the drug, for which they received a 10-month prison sentence suspended for two years of probation.

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