S. Korean TV celebs charged with propofol abuse
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean prosecutors said Thursday they had charged four TV celebrities with illegal use of propofol, a short-acting sedative and anaesthetic blamed in the death of US pop legend Michael Jackson.
Park Si Yeon, Lee Seung Yeon, Jang Mi In Ae and Hyun Young were charged with taking the prescription drug for "non-medical purposes", said a spokesman for the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.
Two doctors who prescribed the drugs for them were also arrested.
"The doctors indiscriminately injected the drugs without consideration of the risks of addiction, to earn more cash," he said.