Police in Tokyo said Tuesday that actress Ai Takabe has been arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession.
Takabe, 27, whose real name is Ai Nakayama, was arrested on the morning of Oct 15 after a small amount of cocaine was found in her apartment in Shibuya Ward, Sankei Shimbun quoted police as saying. Takabe was home alone at the time of her arrest, police said.
Takabe has admitted to the charge and said she got the cocaine from a friend.
Takabe made her showbiz debut in 2004 after winning a beauty contest. She appeared in movies and TV dramas as well as worked as a voice actress for anime productions.
Takabe's agency Oscar Promotion issued a statement saying it had canceled its contract with her.© Japan Today