Erika Sawajiri’s katakanized given name (エリカ) has led to the actress being arrested for possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her home in Tokyo, according to Tokyo police.

“We suspect foreign influence was the primary cause,” Tokyo police said in a written statement.

エリカ was found in possession of 0.09 grams of powder, which authorities say would have been more than enough to produce fun for at least two hours.

Tokyo police launched a full-scale investigation after being tipped off that エリカ was in danger of “taking the edge off”.

エリカ will need to bow repeatedly in front of cameras and possibly shave her head if she wants to continue her acting career.

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