Japanese Actress Erika Sawajiri Indicted for Drug Possession

Society Culture

Tokyo, Dec. 6 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office indicted Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri on Friday for an alleged violation of the drug control law, after her arrest last month for possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her home.

Sawajiri's lawyer filed a bail request with Tokyo District Court on the day.

Sawajiri, 33, was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on Nov. 16 on suspicion of possessing a capsule containing MDMA at her home in Tokyo's Meguro Ward.

The actress admitted that the MDMA capsule was "mine," and explained that she received it from her former boyfriend, Naoki Yokokawa, a 38-eyar-old fashion designer who has been also arrested for an alleged violation of the law, according to investigative sources.

Sawajiri said she had used illegal drugs for over 10 years, but her urine tests did not show positive results, the sources said.

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