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Tulisa charged with drugs offences

By | Published on Tuesday 10 December 2013


Tulisa Contostavlos has been charged with drugs offences, related to her arrest earlier this year following a sting by The Sun On Sunday.

As previously reported, the former N-Dubz singer agreed to put journalists from the tabloid in touch with a friend – rapper Mike GLC – with a view to buying cocaine, believing that she was actually meeting with producers who were going to put her in a lucrative film role.

Following the arrest, Contostavlos’ manager Jonathan Shalit wrote to parliament to complain that The Sun had embarked on a long campaign of deception, meeting with the singer over a number of weeks before convincing her to help them to buy drugs. It was, said Shalit, entrapment and had not uncovered any prior criminal activity, and was also another example of the tabloid press’s alleged misconduct.

This protest, and the singer’s meetings with police since, have not been enough to convince the Crown Prosecution Service that the case was without warrant though.

In a statement yesterday, the CPS’s Chief Prosecutor for London, Baljit Ubhey, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge Tulisa Contostavlos, 25, with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs … We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest”.

Contostavlos will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 Dec.