British-born LA-based DJ/producer Mark Lewis, who has toured extensively with Paul Oakenfold and shared bills with DJ giants such as Carl Cox, made international headlines in August 2016 when he was arrested at a customs checkpoint at Incheon International Airport.
Lewis was charged with possession of a bottle filled with 3.78 liters of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), also known as the date rape drug. It was alleged that he smuggled GHB into South Korea on four separate occasions, from January to June of 2016. Lewis, who was holding down a residency at club Octagon in Seoul, denied the allegations. A YouCaring fundraising page was launched to raise money for Lewis’ legal defense.
After a storm of press the Grammy-nominated mixer was found guilty of drug smuggling in February. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced the 53-year-old DJ to a year in prison, suspended for two years. A Korean-American was fined 20 million won (about US $17,802) for buying and using the drugs. Continue Reading