Japanese actor Yusuke Iseya given suspended term for cannabis possession
Kyodo -- Dec 23
Japanese actor Yusuke Iseya was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison, suspended for three years, for possessing cannabis.

In handing down the ruling, the Tokyo District Court said, "The amount possessed was large and considering the history of use confessed by the defendant, he has been deeply involved with cannabis."

At the same time, Judge Chikako Murata gave Iseya the suspended term because the actor realized the impact that the incident had on his work and pledged to stay away from drugs.

俳優の伊勢谷友介被告(44)に懲役1年、執行猶予3年の有罪判決です。伊勢谷被告は「同じ過ちを犯さない」とコメントしました。  判決を言い渡され、東京地裁を出る伊勢谷友介被告。髪は短く、まっすぐ前を見据えていました。  東京・目黒区の自宅で乾燥大麻約13グラムを所持していたとして大麻取締法違反の罪で起訴された伊勢谷被告。  伊勢谷被告は今月1日の初公判で起訴内容を認め、大麻の使用については「リラックスのためでもあり、プレッシャーなく睡眠を取るためだった」と述べました。  22日午後2時から開かれた判決公判。伊勢谷被告はスーツ姿でマスクを着用し、入廷しました。22日の判決で、東京地裁は「使用歴を考慮すると大麻との関わりは深い」と指摘した一方、「二度と手を出さないと誓っている」などとして懲役1年、執行猶予3年の有罪判決を言い渡しました。その時、伊勢谷被告は正面を向いたまま動かずに聞いていました。  最後に裁判官は伊勢谷被告に、こう語り掛けました。  村田千香子裁判官:「大麻との関わりをしっかり断ち切ったうえで今後また活躍してほしいと願っています」  その言葉を伊勢谷被告はじっと聞いていました。  伊勢谷被告のコメント:「私自身、この判決を受け入れるとともに今後、同じ過ちを繰り返し犯すことのないよう、これからの人生を歩んで参ります。今一度、許されることがあるならば、社会活動にいそしむ所存です。

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