Sato was stopped for routine questioning at Dogenzaka in Tokyo in the early hours of 30 November last year where he was found to be in possession of a glass pipe. Sato was then brought to the Shibuya Police Station for an urine test and tested positive for drug consumption. He was said to have admitted to the police that he had consumed drugs on his own will. Sato manages the agency ANORE which has artistes such as Asano, Kase Ryo, Arai Hirofumi, Miura Takahiro and Ota Rina in its stable.
Sources: Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi / Nikkansports