Bumkey has been found not guilty on charges of dealing and using meth and ecstasy in October of last year. The judge in the case cited that the prosecution didn’t make their case and the witnesses were lacking.
On the artist’s drug dealing charges, the court stated, “We do not have substantial evidence for this case. We only had witness Song and Bae’s testimonies. Witness Song testified that he paid for meth [to Bumkey] in cash, but the prosecution testified that the money was wired. The witnesses stated that they also had other trades with the defendant, but did not provide the evidence to prove this.” The court further added, “Also, the dates, locations, and the specifics of the dealings did not match up.”
Regarding his drug administration charges, the court also ruled him innocent, stating, “Witnesses Song, Bae, Kim, and Noh all testified to the prosecutors that they took the drug together with the defendant in September of 2012, but in court they admitted that they did not see the defendant taking ecstasy when they were administering it. Song did change his testimony and said that he ‘think he saw’ the defendant taking the drug in September of 2011. Although he said that he couldn’t remember if the defendant took the drug in 2012, he claimed that he remembers the defendant taking the drug in 2011, which was hard to understand. We determined that these testimonies did not hold validity.”
Bumkey also reportedly provided alibis and counter evidence to prove his innocence. Pair that with all the witness stories either disappearing, collapsing, or being odd, and Bumkey has saved himself from time in jail and, likely, his career.
It’s interesting, of course, that witnesses for the prosecution who likely were coached and were testifying to get their own charges reduced would suddenly become so confused and unreliable on the stand…
…or is it?
Bumkey better be ready to put in some work as a soldier before he gets his shit redistributed.