Otokogumi guitarist held in pot bust

Kyodo News

The guitarist of a defunct rock band has been arrested for alleged cannabis possession, police said Monday.

The arrest of Shoji Narita, a 41-year-old former member of the rock group Otokogumi, was made after the Metropolitan Police Department searched his home in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Sunday night and found a few grams of dried marijuana.

Narita told the police he kept the drug for his personal use, police officials said.