Celebrity drug suppliers face sentence

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A couple will be sentenced today for supplying drugs to a "hit list" of celebrities including singer Amy Winehouse.

The charges against Johnny Blagrove, 34, and his 22-year-old girlfriend Cara Burton were triggered by a video secretly shot of the troubled Grammy award singer apparently smoking a crack pipe at a party in her flat.

The couple, from Dalston, east London, covertly filmed the Rehab singer, who can also be heard talking about taking Valium, and then sold it to The Sun newspaper earlier this year.

Sean Larkin, prosecuting, told an earlier Snaresbrook Crown Court hearing the video was subsequently passed to the Crown Prosecution Service.

He said officers later raided the east London home of the couple, and found a "hit list" detailing the type and amounts of drugs to be supplied to various celebrities.

Blagrove has pleaded guilty to two counts of offering to supply Class A drugs - cocaine and MDMA - and one of offering to supply Class B.

Burton has admitted two counts of offering to supply Class B.

No charges were brought against Winehouse in relation to the video because of a lack of evidence.