TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese pop star Noriko Sakai was indicted Friday on drug charges in a scandal that has shattered the singer-actors wholesome image, local media reported. Sakai, 38, was charged with keeping a small amount of amphetamines at her apartment in Tokyo, Kyodo News and Jiji Press news agencies reported, quoting prosecutors. Sakai was arrested on August 8, a week after her husband, pro-surfer Yuichi Takaso, 41, was arrested, with a bag of methamphetamines in Tokyos Shibuya entertainment district. She disappeared after her husbands arrest, saying that she had to look after her school-age son, and promised to see police later, but then could not be contacted by telephone or email for the rest of the week. Sakai who has enjoyed popularity in China, Taiwan and South Korea and is known for her girl-next-door image made her music debut in 1986 and has until recently appeared in TV commercials for carmaker Toyota. She has also appeared in a promotional video for Japans Supreme Court to raise public awareness of a new jury system. In 1993, she took part in a celebrity campaign to fight youth drug abuse.