Taipei, Nov. 6 (CNA) Several internet celebrities were released without bail on Monday after they had been arrested and suspected on suspicion of possessing and possibly using marijuana, according to the New Taipei City Police Department.
A 35-year-old man surnamed Weng (翁), popularly known as Joeman, and a 27-year-old woman surnamed Ho (何), whose stage name is Lyla, along with her 32-year-old husband surnamed Tang (湯), were arrested during police raids early Monday, the police said.
Seven other individuals were also arrested along with the trio in separate searches of their residences and offices in New Taipei’s Zhenghe, Xinzhuang and Sanchong districts, according to the police.
A small amount of cannabis, scales, and smoking accessories were seized during the raids that were carried out after various tip-offs received by the authorities, the police said.
They all had their urine collected for testing and were all released after being investigated by prosecutors, who are investigating the illicit drug cases, the police said.
The results of the urine tests will determine if they will be charged with using the illicit drug, according to the police.
(By Flor Wang, Wang Hung-kuo and Yeh Kuan-ying)