Tulisa Charged Over Drug Fixing Scandal

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By Toyin Owoseje | December 10, 2013 4:17 AM EST

Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been charged in connection to the supply of class A drugs.

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been charged with intent to supply Class A drugs.

The N-Dubz star was arrested along with 35-year-old musician Mike GLC in June following a Sun undercover sting in which she was allegedly recorded setting up a deal for cocaine worth £800.

Baljit Ubhey, CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge Tulisa Contostavlos, 25, with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

"This charge relates to an investigation by the Sun newspaper between March and May 2013 which resulted in the supply of Class A drugs to an investigative journalist.

"This decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

"We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest."

The story published in the tabloid alleged that Contostavlos acted as a fixer by introducing a journalist to an alleged supplier during a meeting at London's Dorchester Hotel.

She was approached by an undercover reporter and was said to have boasted: "Of course I can get it for you. Half the guys I know are drug dealers."

The Young hitmaker is scheduled to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on 19 December.

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