Koki Tanaka, a former member of the popular boy band KAT-TUN and current vocalist for the band INKT, has been arrested by the police for allegedly possessing marijuana.
The Metropolitan Police Department stated that Tanaka was stopped on May 24 at approximately 6 pm local time while driving in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo. Marijuana was allegedly found on the car floor between the drivers seat and the passengers seat.
Tanaka is said to have denied that the marijuana was his; however, Tanaka was alone in the vehicle when he was pulled over, the police added.
INKT was in the middle of its "INKT LIVE HOUSE TOUR 2017" when Tanaka was arrested. The tour has been put on hold for the time being, the band's label said in a statement.
Tanaka's label has asked for all the facts to be revealed before passing judgment on the situation. The company also apologized for any distressed caused by the incident.