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Winehouse Drops Appeal

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Winehouse Drops Appeal

Published on January 06, 2009 with No Comments

Troubled star Amy Winehouse has dropped her appeal against drug charges in Norway and accepted a fine after she was caught in possession of marijuana in the country.

The Rehab hitmaker was arrested alongside husband Blake Fielder-Civil and her hairdresser in the city of Bergen in October 2007 after she was found with seven grammes of the illegal drug in her hotel room.

The trio was released by authorities after handing over $430 (GBP294), although Winehouse later contested the fine, claiming she was unaware paying the amount was the equivalent of admitting her guilt.

A trial date was set for next week.

But Winehouse has put an end to the case by accepting the fine for illegally possessing the drug, according to her lawyer Ole Kvelstad.

He said: “After a careful review of the whole matter, they decided to drop the appeal.”

Kvelstad refused to give details regarding the decision to withdraw the appeal.

Prosecutor Rudolf Christoffersen confirmed the party had withdrawn their appeals and therefore would not have to appear in court: “That means the fines stand.”

The 2007 arrest hampered the star’s career throughout 2008 – she struggled to obtain a visa to travel to America for the Grammy Awards in February, and was forced to accept her five gongs via satellite link from London.


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