Why was G-Dragon’s indictment for smoking marijuana suspended?
Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office received Intel that G-Dragon smoked marijuana in Japan in June so they tested G-Dragon’s hair and urine. His urine tested negative but his hair tested positive for marijuana.
Ten days after smoking marijuana, it is hard to detect it in urine. This means G-Dragon smoked marijuana at least ten days before from the day when he was tested.
According to the District Office, G-Dragon smoked marijuana in May when Big Bang was touring Japan. They performed eight concerts in three Japanese cities in May.
G-Dragon admitted that he smoked marijuana. He said, ”A Japanese person gave me a cigar at a club. When I started smoking it, the smell was different from a normal cigarette. I didn’t think it was marijuana but I did smoke a little.”
But the District Office suspended the indictment for him. A spokesperson for the District Office said, “Since G-Dragon is a first offender and he didn’t smoke a lot, we suspended the indictment for him. We also considered that he is a college student and he deeply regrets what he did.”
An indictment is a formal charge of accusation of a crime. To suspend that crime means there will no longer be charges held against him.