NAGOYA — Reggae singer Chehon, whose real name is Koji Yoneda, was arrested on Sept. 24 for allegedly possessing marijuana at a housing complex in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward.
Aichi Prefectural Police arrested Yoneda, 39, on suspicion of violating the Cannabis Control Act. The police have not revealed whether he has admitted to or denied the allegations.
Yoneda is accused of being in possession of about 0.977 grams of dried marijuana at the housing complex at around 5:20 a.m. on Sept. 11.
The prefectural police had been conducting a covert investigation after receiving information in April that Yoneda was in possession of marijuana. Liquid cannabis and inhalation equipment were seized from a room in the housing complex, and police are investigating additional offenses.
Yoneda participated in a music event held in Nagoya’s Minato Ward on Sept. 24, and was subsequently arrested.
His hit song “Impact” has been viewed more than 12 million times on his official YouTube channel.
(Japanese original by Ayaka Morita, Nagoya News Center)
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