Former TV host Masashi Tashiro, 63, was arrested on suspicion of possessing stimulant drugs at a lodging facility in Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture. Tashiro had already been arrested four times for possession of stimulant drugs and cocaine.
Police said Tashiro, a member of The Chanels band and comedian of the 80 years, is accused of possessing stimulants at Shiogama's 23 facility in August and back at his home in Tokyo's Suginami Ward on Wednesday when he was arrested. Tashiro was transferred to Shiogama police station on Wednesday night.
According to a report by Kyodo News, the facility where Tashiro stayed in August contacted police and said a guest had left behind some strange items.
At the time of his arrest, Tashiro was a member of the DARC (Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center) support group staff.
Source: Japan Today
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