News : Grooverider jailed for 4 years

 Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 11:36 pm

Wow! This was an unexpected story on the BBC news website. The drum and bass DJ, Grooverider, has been arrested and jailed for four years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for possession of just over two grammes of canabis. Although I don’t condone people smuggling drugs abroad, and especially not to a country in which they have stiffer penalties, it does seem pretty harsh for roughly an eighth of an ounce of weed.

Hopefully the charges will be lessened on appeal or his career might well take a nose-dive. It would be a shame to see one of the UK’s embassadors of drum and bass being taken out of it for four years.

So you’d better make sure you check your pockets before you get to the airport!

2 comments about this post

  1. Taking four years of someone’s life for something, that in the end is so trivial, really defies comment. This is insanity. Who did he hurt?

  2. Yeah, it’s crazy but I guess that’s the law there!