Sakai arrested over drugs, admits to allegations

Sakai arrested over drugs, admits to allegations

Sakai arrested over drugs, admits to allegations

"I don't remember stimulants being in my room. But if they were there, it must be true," she was quoted by the police as saying.

Her surrender at a police facility in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward yesterday put an end to her disappearance following Monday's arrest of her husband for alleged possession of amphetamines.

The Tokyo police obtained an arrest warrant for the 38-year-old former pop idol Friday after finding a small quantity of drugs in her Tokyo apartment, where she lives separately from her husband Yuichi Takaso, 41. The Tokyo police asked Sakai through her lawyer to turn herself in.

Sakai was summoned to arrest site but refused request to go to police station on a voluntary basis to take urine test.

Sakai and her 10-year-old son went missing after Takaso's arrest, but her son was found safe at an acquaintance's home in Tokyo on Thursday. "My wife took drugs," Tokaso was quoted as saying by the investigative sources.

In a statement released last night after Sakai's arrest, Masahisa Aizawa, president of Tokyo-based Sun Music Production Inc, urged her to cooperate with police and not to conceal anything. He also apologized to her fans for anxiety.

With her arrest, Toyota Motor Corp is considering terminating a TV commercial contract with Sakai, company officials said. Meanwhile, it was learned yesterday that Sakai's 30-year-old brother was arrested on July 17 after testing positive in a urine test, according to investigative sources.

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