Grooverider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

British drum ‘n’ bass DJ Grooverider has been jailed for four years in the United Arab Emirates for possession of 2.16 grams of cannabis. After his arrest on November 23, 2007, the DJ (real name: Raymond Bingham) claimed that the drugs were in the pocket of a pair of jeans he had forgotten about.

A spokesman for BBC Radio 1 has said, “Grooverider has paid a very high price for a serious mistake.” It is expected that his attorneys will launch an appeal against the minimum term sentence.