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Judge sentences Winehouse duo

December 13, 2008|associated press

A London judge on Friday jailed a man who sold a newspaper footage that appeared to show Amy Winehouse taking drugs.

Johnny Blagrove and his girlfriend Cara Burton admitted offering to supply drugs to the singer and other celebrities.

Judge Tudor Owen ordered Blagrove, 34, jailed for two years. Burton, 22, received two years' community service.

Prosecutors said the pair covertly filmed Winehouse at a party and sold the footage to the Sun newspaper for $75,000. In January the paper published the images.

Police who raided Blagrove and Burton's home found a list of celebrities they planned to film taking drugs. The judge said there was no evidence they actually sold the singer drugs -- a fact that saved them from longer sentences.

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