List of Artists Affected by Drug Cases – Many artists in Indonesia have been arrested for drug abuse. The news had made the public excited. Narcotics are substances or drugs derived from plants or non-plants, both synthetic and semi-synthetic which can cause a decrease or change in consciousness, loss of pain and can cause dependence (Law No. 35 of 2009). The way narcotics work affects the nervous system that can make us feel nothing, even when parts of our body are hurt. Psychotropics are substances or drugs, both natural and synthetic, not narcotics, which have psychoactive properties through selective effects on the central nervous system that cause changes in mental activity and behavior (Law No. 5 of 1997). But after the enactment of Law no. 35 of 2009 concerning narcotics, then psychotropic groups I and II are included in the narcotics group. Thus at this time when talking about psychotropic problems of groups III and IV according to Law no. 5 of 1997.
Here is the news of Indonesian artists who are affected by drug cases
1. Reza Artamevia
Singer Reza Artamevia had to face the law after police found 0.78 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Reza was arrested at a restaurant in the Jatinegara area of East Jakarta on September 4, 2020.
Reza was sentenced to 10 months in prison by an East Jakarta District Court judge. However, the criminal sentence was reduced by the period of detention and rehabilitation that the singer of the song titled ‘Pertama’ had undergone.
Reza started his rehabilitation period on September 10, 2020 and was discharged on April 2, 2021. The rehabilitation period was longer than the BNN recommended, which was 6 months.
2. Ridho Rhoma
The singer, Ridho Rhoma, has also been involved in a drug case and was sentenced to 10 months in prison. In addition, he was also charged with carrying out medical and social rehabilitation at the Cibubur Hospital for 6 months and 10 days
Ridho has been free and has been breathing freely since January 25, 2019, but his sentence was increased to 1.5 years in prison at the cassation level. On February 7, Ridho was arrested again for drugs.
3. Dwi Sasono
Dwi Sasono was arrested at his home in the Pondok Labu area, South Jakarta, on May 26, 2020 at around 20.00 WIB by the Polda Metro Jaya. The police confiscated evidence in the form of marijuana weighing nearly 16 grams from Dwi’s house.
Dwi must undergo rehabilitation at the Drug Dependence Hospital (RSKO) East Jakarta starting June 9, 2020 for six months.
He was later declared cured and out of rehabilitation at the RSKO on November 27, 2020.
4. Jefri Nichol
Young artist Jefri Nichol was found to have consumed marijuana. He was arrested in the East Kemang area, Bangka, South Jakarta, on July 22, 2019 at around 23.00 WIB. Jefri was sentenced to seven months of rehabilitation at the Cibubur Hospital.
5. Raffi Ahmad
Artist and presenter Raffi Ahmad was arrested in connection with a drug abuse case at his residence with 13 other people in 2013. He is known to consume methylone which contains amphetamine substances.
Raffi had to undergo rehabilitation at the Lido National Narcotics Agency (BNN) for three months, Sukabumi, West Java, for three months. At that time Raffi was able to undergo rehab because he was considered not an addict or an old user.
6. Tora Sudiro
Actor Tora Sudiro was arrested at his home by the South Jakarta Metro Police Narcotics Unit in August 2017.
Based on the BNN assessment, Tora had to be treated at the Cibubur Hospital due to his dependence on dumolid.
Comedian Tri Retno Prayudati alias Nunung Srimulat and her husband, July Jan Sambiran, have also been involved in drug cases.
Nunung and July were charged with three alternative articles, namely Article 114 Paragraph 1 Subsidiary Article 112 Paragraph 1 Jo and Article 127 Paragraph 1 of Law No. 35 of 2009 on Narcotics.
Both were sentenced to 1.5 years of rehabilitation for possession and abuse of methamphetamine.
Musician Anji was also arrested for possession of marijuana at his studio in Cibubur, East Jakarta, last June. Based on the examination, it was revealed that Anji bought the illicit goods from an online site. He then underwent rehabilitation at the RSKO for three months.Tags: artists affected by drugs, artists who consume drugs, drug cases, list of artists affected by drugs