Couple admit selling drugs to 'hit list' of celebrities

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A couple were facing jail today after admitting supplying drugs to a "hit list" of celebrities including 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 at her flat.

The couple 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.

The video was then passed to the Crown Prosecution Service and officers raided the east London home of the couple, finding a "hit list" detailing the type and amounts of drugs to be supplied to various celebrities, Sean Larkin, prosecuting, said.

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

At Snaresbrook Crown Court today Blagrove pleaded guilty to two counts of offering to supply Class A drugs - cocaine and MDMA - and one count of offering to supply Class B, while Burton pleaded guilty to two counts of offering to supply Class B.

However the couple denied one charge each of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs which was dropped after it was accepted by the prosecution.

Adjourning the case until 28 November for pre-sentence reports Judge Tudor Owen said the couple were "at risk of a custodial sentence".