Recently, Korean media outlets reported on a famous female idol who got a fine for using propofol illegally. She turned out to be Brown Eyes Girls Ga-in.
A famous girl group member, who was fined for illegally administering propofol this year, was revealed to be Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-in (real name Son Ga-in, 34). Ga-in’s agency, Mystic Story, stated that: “We are checking the relevant information.”
The Fact reported on the 30th that the Suwon District Court ordered Gain to pay a fine of ₩1 million KRW (about $884 USD) for violating the Narcotics Control Act in a trial earlier this year.
Ga-in was found guilty of administering propofol, a sleep anesthetic in Gyeonggi-do during the span of July-August 2019, and was prosecuted in summary.
Her case came to light when plastic surgeon B was indicted for violating the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, Narcotics Management Act and Medical Act.
Person B was charged with selling the painkiller Etomidate to famous girl group member Ga-in and other patients. Etomidate is an injectable drug with similar effects to propofol, but it is not designated as a narcotic drug.
On the 25th, Suwon District Court’s Criminal Affairs Division 3 (Judge Kim Soo-il) held an appeal trial for plastic surgeon B, who was charged with violating the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, Narcotics Control Act, and Medical Act, and sentenced to 1 year and 6 years in prison in the original trial. He was sentenced to a fine of 3 million won per month and ordered to collect an additional 9.2 million won.
B was also accused of administering propofol to four people, including Ga-in, and not recording the details of the treatment in the medical record.
Ga-in was not arrested because etomidate was not designated as a narcotic drug, and was not punished for having received propofol from Mr. B four times, stating that she thought it was for therapeutic purposes. Separately from this case, it was found that propofol was administered, and she received a summary indictment and a fine.
Ga-in was embroiled in controversy when she revealed that an acquaintance of actress Ju Ji-hoon, who was her boyfriend in June 2017, had recommended her marijuana. As a result of the test by the National Institute for Scientific Investigation, the man under suspicion was negative for narcotics, and the police could not find any clues or evidence to suspect a marijuana-related crime. He was acquitted by the prosecution.