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Two members of hip-hop trio Namedaruma accused of marijuana possession

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two members of hip-hop group Namedaruma over the alleged possession of marijuana, reports Nippon News Network (April 16).

According to police, Yuhi Honda (32) — also known as G-plants — possessed 8.3 grams of marijuana at his residence in Saitama Prefecture on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Taisuke Hiroi (31) — Delta9kid — possessed 0.012 grams of marijuana at his residence at the time in the same prefecture last September.

Yuhi Honda, left, and Taisuke Hiroi (Twitter)

Police did not reveal whether the suspects admit to the allegations. Seven other male and female suspects have been arrested in the case.

Police seized marijuana plants and homemade cookies containing marijuana from all nine suspects. It is suspected that Honda and Hiroi instructed the other suspects to grow marijuana, make the cookies and sell them.

Namedaruma, based in Kumagaya City, Saitama, released its debut album in 2015. Many of the group’s songs use lyrics containing references to smoking marijuana.