The infamous drug scandal that broke out in July 2017 saw several big names of Tollywood. The drugs case and its investigation had shook Tollywood. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had busted a major drug racket which supplied high-end drugs like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and methylenedioxy- methamphetamine (MDMA) to students, celebrities and a few people in corporate sector.
In this case, at least 15 well-known film personalities including director Puri Jagannadh, actors Charmi, Ravi Teja, Mumaith Khan, Tarun, Tanish, Navdeep, Nandu, Subbaraju, cinematographer Shyam K Naidu, art director Chinna and others were interrogated. Excise Enforcement Director Akun Sabarwal had probed the matter thoroughly and the high-profile had garnered a lot of significance in media. Even the samples such as strands of hair, nails, etc. of some of them were collected by the authorities for examination.
After a lot of probe, finally, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has given a clean chit to all the film personalities involved with the durgs racket. The film personalities were called for investigation after their contacts were found from the kingpin of Hyderabad drug racket Calvin Mascarenha who was arrested by the ED earlier.
Looks like, the drugs case that shook Tollywood then has now ended as a happy ending with no one from Tollywood found guilty. It's a big relief to all those whose names were dragged into media in connection with the case.