K-Pop star Park Yoo-chun given suspended sentence for drugs

SEOUL, South Korea — Park Yoo-chun, a former member of the South Korean boy band JYJ, has received a 10-month suspended sentence for illegal drug use.

Suwon District Court also ordered the 33-year-old star to undergo probation and drug treatment.

The judge said in his ruling Tuesday that drug crimes should be harshly punished, but that Park had acknowledged his crime and was remorseful.

Yonhap news agency says Park was indicted in May on charges of purchasing and injecting 1.5 grams of methamphetamine with his former girlfriend.

Park briefly teared up and apologized to his fans after leaving the court following the sentence. Media reports said more than 50 South Korean and Japanese fans filled the small courtroom.

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