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Norwegian court postpones drug hearing for Winehouse

Norwegian court postpones drug hearing for Winehouse

A Norwegian court decided Wednesday to postpone a hearing for the British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, who is accused of drug possession, local media reported Wednesday.
Winehouse had been due in court Friday to contest a fine, but the Bergen district court approved a request by Winehouse's lawyer to reschedule the hearing, Norwegian news agency NTB reported.
Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in the western city of Bergen in October last year and held overnight on charges of possessing 7 grams ( 1/4-ounce) of marijuana.
They were released the next morning after paying fines of euro500 (US$715) each, and they continued a European tour.
The tattooed songstress later appealed the fine, claiming Norwegian police made mistakes in the case.
The Bergen court postponed the hearing because Winehouse's husband was scheduled to appear in a separate court hearing in Britain on the same date, NTB reported.
Her lawyer, Ole Kvelstad, said Winehouse had also complained that Winehouse did not receive the letter detailing the date.
Bergen Police Attorney Rudolf Christoffersen told NTB that Winehouse knows the date of the hearing, even if the letter hasn't arrived.
Winehouse, 24, won five Grammy Awards earlier this month, including best record ("Rehab"), best song ("Rehab") and best new artist.


Updated : 2021-08-05 13:01 GMT+08:00