Jung Ilhoon Receives Sentence For Marijuana Case

On December 16, Jung Ilhoon headed to Seoul High Court for his marijuana case.

Jung Ilhoon was brought to trial for suspicions of purchasing and smoking 826 grams (approximately 1.8 pounds) of marijuana using approximately 130 million won (approximately $116,500) across 161 instances between July 5, 2016 and January 9, 2019 together with seven other defendants.

In his first trial, Jung Ilhoon was sentenced to two years in prison and fined 133 million won (approximately $119,200) for violating the Act on the Control of Narcotics, Etc. and was taken under custody. However, both Jung Ilhoon and the prosecution appealed the sentence.

During the appeal trial, prosecutors requested a two-year prison sentence and a fine of 126.6 million won (approximately $107,250) for his marijuana charges.

The court sentenced Jung Ilhoon to two years in prison suspended for three years of probation, 40 hours of a drug treatment course, and an additional fine of 120 million won (approximately $101,371).

According to the court, Jung Ilhoon smoked and purchased marijuana many times over a long period of time. However, they took into consideration that he voluntarily stopped buying and smoking marijuana around January 2019, that he had no criminal record, that he tried to prevent recidivism by receiving psychiatric treatment and taking online lectures for drug addiction, and that his family showed willingness to guide him because he has relatively well-maintained social ties.

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A previous version of this article stated that Jung Ilhoon also sold marijuana. This has been removed due to conflicting statements in Korean articles.

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