News: Amy Winehouse To Protest Fine For Marijuana Possession

Friday, Jan 2, 2009 1:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne


Grammy winning singer Amy Winehouse will appear in a Norwegian court this month to appeal drug possession charges from just over a year ago.

According to All Headline News, the embattled hitmaker is set to appeal a $430 fine she paid in 2007 for allegedly carrying seven grams of marijuana.

Taken by authorities alongside her hairdresser and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil while in Bergen, Norway, Winehouse was reportedly upset at being forced to pay the required fine before being released.

Her Norwegian attorney alleges Winehouse's denied United States entry last year for the annual Grammy Awards ceremony was the result of the fee, which represented a guilty plea.

The singer is scheduled to appear in court Monday, January 12 in Norway.

In related news, an English couple were recently sentenced in a London court last month for selling multiple types of drugs to Winehouse.

Johnny Blagrove was given two years behind bars while his girlfriend, Cara Burton, was told she would be required to complete two years' community service.

The couple admitted to providing a variety of narcotics including cocaine and ecstasy to the singer and intentionally filming her using the drugs and then selling the footage to tabloid-based British newspaper The Sun for $75,000.

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