Singaporean model-DJ Tenashar facing charges for taking and importing drugs

Local model and club DJ Tenashar, 32, is facing charges for two counts of drug consumption involving cocaine an psilocin, the latter being a substance found in most psychedelic mushrooms.

The former FHM Singapore cover girl, whose full name is Debbie Valerie Tenashar Long, is also facing one count each of importing psilocin -- a controlled drug -- and being in possession of nimetazepam or Erimin-5.

Long allegedly committed the offences in Oct 2015 and was first charged in court on May 26.

According to The Straits Times, she is now remanded at Changi Women's Prison and appeared in court via video-link on Friday (June 22).

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority is also looking into a possible animal cruelty-related charge against her.

Long allegedly imported two containers each containing a packet of off-white/brown substance at Changi Airport Terminal 1, Arrival Belt 19, at around 10.20pm on Oct 28, 2015, according to court documents.

Labelled asĀ "Psilocybe Atlantis Forbidden Fruit", the container hadĀ contents that weighed about 42g.

The contents were analysed and later found to contain psilocin, a compound which online open chemistry database PubChem says is found in most psychedelic mushrooms.

Long is also accused of consuming psilocin and another substance known as benzoylecgonine, a major metabolite of cocaine, on Oct 28, 2015.

At around 3am the next day, she is said to have had an Erimin-5 tablet in her possession in a sixth-storey unit at The Quayside condominium in Robertson Quay.

Long was offered bail of $30,000 and will return to court on July 18.

If convicted of drug consumption, Long can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined up to $20,000 on each charge. She faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of importing psilocin.

Read the full story on The Straits Times.