Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has reportedly now been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.
The N-Dubz star is said to be being held in custody with a 35-year-old unnamed man at a London police station after being charged earlier today.
A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police has issued the following statement:
“Officers from Westminster have today, Tuesday June 4, arrested two people – a 35-year-old man and a 24-year-old – by appointment at a Central London police station on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of class A drugs.
They remain in custody at a central London police station”.
Yesterday, sources suggested that 24-year-old Tulisa may have acted as a fixer in a £820 cocaine deal by hooking up a journalist from The Sun with an alleged supplier. After the story broke and LOOK reported the news, the Metropolitan Police were said to be ‘considering’ the information before making an official arrest.
Tulisa’s representatives have declined to comment on the arrest.
LOOK will continue to bring you the latest developments as we hear them…
* On 3rd June 2013 we wrote…
Tulisa Contostavlos is facing arrest within days over claims that the former X Factor judge helped set up an £820 cocaine deal in a suite in London’s Dorchester Hotel.
The police are set to quiz the 24-year-old after an undercover reporter from The Sun filmed the singer arranging the drug deal through her friend, rapper Mike GLC. Mike, who was recently spotted partying with the N-Dubz star in Marbella, allegedly sold journalists the cocaine by having it delivered to a Mayfair hotel room after Tulia sent him a string of texts to fix the deal.
The Sun alleges that footage shows Tulisa in London’s Nobu restaurant claiming she could get hold of drugs from friends. “Whatever you want, he’s got it”, she allegedly tells the reporter.
“Half my phone book sells it. Of course I can get it for you. Half the guys I know are drug dealers.
“One’s a massive cocaine dealer, he’s my best friend. He’s a gangster.”
A voice recording, said to be the singer, is also heard explaining her secret drug lingo to the undercover reporter. Refering to drugs as ‘sweets’, the female voice is heard saying she uses ‘green sweets’ to mean cannabis and ‘white sweets’ to refer to cocaine.
“We talk in lingo”, she says. “I’ll say, ‘Hi, have you got any sweets’, and he’ll be like, ‘Um, how many sweets do you want?’
And I’ll say, ‘Oh, just a nice bag of sweets.’ And he’ll say, ‘How big a bag do you want?’ And I’ll say maybe like, four sweets’.”
In another secretly recorded video, also said to be of Tulisa, the female reveals how she would used to help her friends deal crack cocaine, claiming she was able to avoid suspicion because she was “pretty” and “female”.
“They would give me the drugs, I’d get a cut. I would go on the streets and the Feds would never suspect me.”
In her recent autobiography, Tulisa admitted she was making an effort to reinvent her image and become a better role model for her fans.
“Why am I a role model? Because I have been myself. I’m an inspiration for Broken Britain. I didn’t want to be seen as a negative role model for young kids. I felt like I had a responsibility to behave in a certain way.”
Since the claims surfaced yesterday, Tulisa has been silent on Twitter and spent the day hidden inside her £6 million Hertfordshire mansion, with cousin and N-Dubz bandmate Dappy seen arriving mid-afternoon hiding in the back of a red VW.
Tulisa hasn’t yet commented on the allegations, but is thought likely to deny them.
By Robyn Munson
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