Tokyo (KN) Besides the usual reasons why this story might be getting a little more play is the fact that accidents and crimes involving synthetic stimulants are on an up tick in Japan. Notably there have been several accidents in Tokyo recently involving cars going out of control and injuring pedestrians to knife-wielding maniacs arrested for slashing someone or some people or worse…murder.
I wish the best for Minako but perhaps a change of scenery and some friends would do her well. Not sure prison will help. Probably worth a few lesbian DVDs upon her release.
“Accumulated stress due to a fight with my boyfriend and work exceeded my limits, and I used stimulant drugs,” said a tearful Komukai, attired in a black jacket and pants.
According to Tokyo Sports (April 16), the actress added that she wished to stop using stimulant drugs altogether.
On February 6, officers from the narcotics drugs control division of a government health and welfare bureau arrested Komukai after finding 0.1 grams of stimulant drugs in her apartment in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward.
The actress, 29, was reportedly uneasy on her feet when she was taken into custody.
This is Komukai’s third arrest on drug charges over the past six years. In 2009, the Tokyo District Court handed down a guilty ruling and a prison sentence of 18 months, suspended for three years. After her arrest two years later, she was not prosecuted due to a lack of evidence.
In the current trial, prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison term. The next hearing is scheduled for April 27.