Posted by Dani-Dee Sunday, August 21, 2022

Seoul police begin investigation into Nam Tae Hyun drug use allegations


Police have launched an investigation into the recent drug use allegations made against Nam Tae Hyun.

On August 21 KST, an official for the Seoul Yongsan Police Station revealed that they have begun an internal investigation into Nam Tae Hyun's suspected philopon (methamphetamine) use. The allegations were originally raised by 'Heart Signal 3' star Seo Min Jae, a business partner who owns an Itaewon bar/cafe with the singer.

As previously reported, Seo Min Jae shared a selca of her and Nam Tae Hyun on her Instagram account on August 20, writing,"Nam Tae Hyun does philopon. His syringe is either in my room or in my office cabinet. He also hit me." She also made additional posts, writing,"Nam Tae Hyun, I have your syringe", "Nam Tae Hyun and me, the druggies", "Look in the cabinet in my office for syringes", "He beat me up", "I have a recording on my phone", and "It was love back then".

All posts have since been deleted, but an investigation by the police began after the issue was reported by netizens. Nam Tae Hyun's agency is currently looking into the allegations and has yet to release a follow-up statement.

Meanwhile, Nam Tae Hyun is the leader of rock band South Club and was previously a member of boy group WINNER.

UPDATE: Seo Min Jae has taken to her personal Instagram account to refute her original claims, saying she is dating Nam Tae Hyun and lied about his drug use.

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jjaku188 pts Sunday, August 21, 2022 4
Sunday, August 21, 2022

Beyond Nam Tae Hyun its a really bad sign for Korea at large. If a celebrity is doing it then its prob more prevalent among the general public. I have a gut feeling drug use is more rampant than we think in South Korea despite the more strict laws. Where I live in America homeless people do drugs in the open. Its really shocking because I never saw this even 2 years ago. Opioids and other drugs are eating America alive and nobody is really doing anything about it. I'd hate to see this become the norm in Korea too.

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Aniaha1,588 pts Sunday, August 21, 2022 3
Sunday, August 21, 2022

They probably will give him a drug test.

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