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Terrace House cast member Sean Okamoto arrested for suspected marijuana possession

Metropolitan Police Department headquarters (Mainichi/Kenji Yoneda)

TOKYO -- Shion "Sean" Okamoto, a model and onetime cast member on Fuji TV's popular reality show "Terrace House," has been arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, according to investigative sources speaking to the Mainichi Shimbun.

    Okamoto, 25, allegedly had a small amount of the drug in a room of his apartment in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward at about 9 a.m. on Aug. 1, sources familiar with the investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)'s Shibuya Police Station said.

    "I have it to smoke it myself," Okamoto was quoted as telling police during voluntary questioning.

    An officer apparently stopped Okamoto for questioning on a street in the capital's Shibuya Ward at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 1, and noticed the 25-year-old was carrying a container of liquid with what looked like cannabis components in it. When the officer asked Okamoto what was going on, he allegedly replied, "I have marijuana just for me to smoke." Investigators then searched Okamoto's apartment.

    (Japanese original by Makoto Kakizaki, City News Department)

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