Singaporean Model, DJ Faces 20 Years in Prison Over Cocaine, Shrooms
An international DJ from Singapore is facing decades of jail time for multiple drug-related charges.
Debbie Valerie Long, better known by her moniker Tenashar, has been charged with two counts of drug consumption, possession of Erimin-5, a hypnotic muscle relaxer known as “Happy 5” or nimetazepam, and the importation of psilocin,one of the substances found in psychedelic mushrooms.
Long, who allegedly committed the offenses in October 2015, was first charged in court on May 26.
Long is being accused of importing two containers, each containing a packet of off-white/brown substance at Changi Airport at around 10:20 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2015.
Labeled “Psilocybe Atlantis Forbidden Fruit,” the containers weighed about 42 grams and were later found to contain psilocin, court documents revealed.
Aside from the alleged psilocin consumption, she also reportedly used a substance known as benzoylecgonine, a major metabolite for cocaine, on the same day.
She was also revealed to be in possession of an Erimin-5 tablet at her sixth-story unit at The Quayside condominium in Robertson Quay at around 3:00 a.m. the next day.
Long’s drug-related offenses first made international news in April 2016when it was reported that she and her then-boyfriend, 44-year-old Englishman Thorsten Nolte, were being sought by the Central Narcotics Bureau.
Authorities placed the pair on their wanted list for failing to report back after their drug-related arrest in 2015.
Currently detained at Changi Women’s Prison, the 32-year-old former FHM (Singapore and Malaysia) cover girl appeared in court on June 22 via video-link, according to The Straits Times. Nolte remains at large while Long is expected to return to court on July 18.
Court documents revealed that the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority is also looking into filing a possible animal cruelty-related charge against Long.
Long, who has been offered bail of $30,000 Singapore dollar ($22,069.86), can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined up to $20,000 Singapore dollar ($14,713.24) on each drug consumption charge if convicted.
For importing psilocin, she could face an additional sentence of 20 years in jail.
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