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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 13:41 GMT
Grooverider jailed for four years
Grooverider on the decks
Radio 1 DJ Grooverider has been jailed for four years in Dubai after admitting cannabis possession.

The DJ, whose real name is Raymond Bingham, co-presented a weekend drum & bass show on the station.

He was arrested on 23 November 2007 after being caught with 2.16 grams of cannabis at the airport.

Bingham claims the drugs were in the pocket of a pair of trousers and he had forgotten about them.

He'll serve the minimum sentence for possession in the United Arab Emirates but his agents have told Newsbeat they hope to get him released.

A Radio 1 spokesman said: "Grooverider has paid a very high price for a serious mistake."


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