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G-Dragon investigated for drug use

(ANN/THE KOREAN HERALD) — The former leader of the K-pop band Big Bang, G-Dragon, 35, was reportedly booked for drug use on Wednesday.

Kwon Ji-yong, his real name, is under police investigation for breaching the Narcotics Control Act without detention, according to local media citing Incheon Metropolitan Police.

A file photo of G-Dragon. PHOTO: Herald DB via ANN/KOREAN HERALD

Despite reports linking the investigation to the alleged drug use of Lee Sun-kyun, who starred in the Oscar-winning “Parasite,” police denied any connection between the two cases.

The artist’s label commented that it does not have any information about the case.

G-Dragon was previously connected to another drug scandal in 2011. He admitted to the use of marijuana at a club in Japan, but said he was unaware of the substance he had accepted and prosecutors dropped the case.