Ex-Headmaster Jailed In Singapore Over Drug Case

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    A British former headmaster Damien Michael Charnock, of an international school Dulwich College Shanghai, a branch of the exclusive London private school in China has been jailed for Ten (10) months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of drugs called methamphetamine.

    The Police officials arrested Damien Michael in March at an apartment in the city-state and discovered bags containing drugs and a glass contraption for smoking it.

    Damien Michael pleaded guilty to three drug charges, and the attorney general’s chambers confirmed he was jailed on Friday 25th October.

    Damien offenses represented a precipitous fall from grace, defense lawyer Remy Choo was cited as saying by Singapore news outlet CNA.

    Damien has been smoking crystal meth since 2017 and was employed as a curriculum developer at the time of the offenses, but the court didn’t mention his employer.

    Singapore has tough anti-narcotics laws — punishes consumption of methamphetamine with a jail term of up to 10 years, and a fine of up to Sg$20,000 ($14,700).

    In an interview in 2015, Charnock said he was appointed to work at the Shanghai institution in 2014 after years as a headmaster at a school in London.

    Dulwich College, founded in the 17th century, now has several branches in Asia, including in Singapore.

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