Amy Winehouse summoned to Norway court in drug case

Singer to appear in court in February

Amy Winehouse Pic: Tom Oxley
Amy Winehouse has been summoned to appear in a Norwegian court after she was arrested and fined in the country in October for drug use.

Winehouse was briefly arrested and fined 500 euros for drug possession and use in the western Norwegian town of Bergen on October 18.

The singer now must appear in court on February 29, Bergen police lawyer Rudolf Christoffersen said.

Christoffersen said : "The Gulating court (in Bergen) sent us a letter dated December 18, 2007, stating that ... this case cannot be tried in absentia."

Of the arrest which also included Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder Civil and he hairdresser, Christoffersen said : "They were interrogated by a police officer who speaks fluent English ... and they paid the fine on the spot."

Winehouse's Norwegian lawyer Ole Kvelstad could not be immediately reached for comment, reports AFP.

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