Amy Winehouse’s attempt to get her career back on track after an alleged drug overdose in August hit a snag on Thursday, when she and husband Blake Fielder-Civil were arrested in Norway for marijuana possession. The Associated Press reports that the couple and an unnamed third person were arrested shortly after 6 p.m. at a hotel in Bergen, Norway, after the police received a tip. All three were held overnight and released at around 7 a.m. Friday (October 19) after paying approximately $715 in fines.
“They were found with 7 grams [about one-fourth of an ounce] of marijuana,” prosecutor Lars Morten Lothe said. “She’s paid the fine, so this thing is over for us now.”
Winehouse, 24, is just starting a European tour and is slated to perform in Oslo on Saturday, before heading to the Netherlands on Monday for another show.
The U.K.’s Times Online reported that the marijuana was not found on the singer or her husband, but in their hotel room.
At press time, it was unclear if the arrest would affect Winehouse’s scheduled appearance at mtvU’s Woodie Awards in New York on November 8.
The trip to Norway is one of the first excursions Winehouse has made since a hospitalization in August that was reportedly drug-related. That incident resulted in the cancellation of a string of planned U.S. dates, as well as an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards (see “Amy Winehouse Cancels More Shows Due To ’Health Issues,’ Denies Serious Drug Problems” ). She has yet to reschedule the U.S. dates, and a spokesperson could not be reached for comment at press time to discuss the latest incident or any future touring plans.