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Actor Seminosuke Murasugi Arrested on Suspicion of Buying Marijuana

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Seminosuke Murasugi

Police arrested actor Seminosuke Murasugi on Monday on suspicion of buying regulated substances.

According to the Fukushima Prefecture Police, the 58-year-old Murasugi is suspected of buying marijuana and other controlled substances on multiple occasions between early November of last year and mid-January of this year. Police said the suspect has admitted to the charges.

Murasugi contacted a dealer via social media and received the substances by mail, according to police.

Murasugi is a member of theater company Otona Keikaku. He has appeared in numerous TV dramas, including NHK’s “Dousuru Ieyasu” and “Amachan.”