Han Seo-hee, who used to be an idol trainee, appealed to the court against her third imprisonment sentence for drug use.
According to the confirmation from Star News on September 26th, Han Seo-hee submitted an appeal against the ruling in the first trial via her lawyer on September 23rd, the day she received her sentence on drug charges.
Earlier, the Criminal Division 8 of the Seoul Eastern District Court sentenced Han Seo-hee, who was put on trial for violating the Narcotics Control Act., to six months in prison. Before this, the prosecution demanded imprisonment of one and a half year for Han Seo-hee through the final trial held on August 24th.
Han Seo-hee was indicted on charges of administering methamphetamine, a kind of psychotropic drug, at an officetel in Jungnang-gu, Seoul in July 2021. At that time, Han Seo-hee made headlines because she was on the first trial for retaking drugs during her probation period.
At the trial, Han Seo-hee claimed that she did not take drugs. However, the court emphasized, “It has been confirmed that the positive level of methamphetamine and amphetamines was found up to 6cm in the hair root. It is estimated that she took drugs around nine months ago”, adding “All 48 syringes seized at the scene of the arrest also tested positive for methamphetamine, and 10 syringes showed reactions to the defendant’s bloodstains.”
Revealing the reason for the sentence, the court said, “The defendant committed another drug crime during the probation period of her prison sentence even though she had a history of being punished for the same kind of crime”, adding “However, for the crime this time, we also looked at all the conditions under which equity should be considered in the merger relationship with the crime for which the judgment has already been confirmed.”
Han Seo-hee was indicted on charges of smoking marijuana four times with BIG BANG’s T.O.P and was sentenced to 3-year imprisonment and 4 years of suspended jail in 2017. Later, she was once again revealed to have taken methamphetamine in a urine test conducted unexpectedly in 2020.