S’porean DJ Tenashar denies media reports she tested positive for drugs: ‘That is a lie’
Singaporean DJ Debbie Tenashar Valerie Long has denied that she took any illegal drugs.
In response to Mothership queries on July 12, Long said: “That is a lie and I don’t know what to do to prove my case. I haven’t taken any illegal drugs.”
Long allegedly tested positive for drugs in Malaysia
Long, 33, was referring to a Straits Times report on July 12.
The article quoted a source from the Johor Police, who said her urine samples “tested positive for drugs”.
Long claimed she was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted by a group of men in Johor Bahru on July 4.
She was released from prison less than two months ago for drug offences dating from 2015.
What Long allegedly did
ST reported that Long was first found asleep on a couch in the Berjaya Waterfront Hotel in the early morning of July 5.
A manager at the hotel brought her to make the police report.
Arrested in Singapore
However, ST reported that she was arrested and tested positive for drugs in Malaysia.
Long was apparently released and returned to Singapore, where she was arrested again here on July 7 for criminal trespass and suspected drug-related offences.
According to ST, Long is currently assisting with police investigations.
Allegedly received death threats from CNB officer
Speaking to Mothership, Long alleged that the robbers in Johor Bahru told her they were sent by someone who is an Investigation Officer (IO) with the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
She said that the officer had previously sent her death threats, and that she was “trying to run and hide from being murdered”.
The robbers also allegedly told her that the abduction and the assault was a “warning”, and that the person who sent them will “kill her next time”.
Long claimed that she got to know this IO during the course of CNB investigations in October 2015.
She alleged that the IO ignored her pleas for help and brushed off her calls and messages, and ignored her stated mitigating factors.
In response to Mothership queries, a CNB spokesperson said:
“Ms Long had been accorded the full due process of the law, including setting out her mitigation. Her case was heard and dealt with in Court based on all available evidence where she pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced accordingly by the Courts.
On the various allegations made by Ms Long against our officer, we are currently looking into them. CNB takes a serious view of all complaints or allegations made against our officers. Such complaints will be thoroughly investigated and if substantiated, CNB will not hesitate to take action against any errant officer. However, if the allegations are found to be false, appropriate action in accordance with the law will be taken.”
Long claimed mitigating factors in previous drug case
In March 2019, Long pleaded guilty to possession and consumption of drugs overseas.
Back in October 2015, after returning to Singapore from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, CNB officers discovered two containers of mushroom-like substances containing psilocin in her luggage.
Psilocin is a Class A controlled drug in Singapore.
Long also tested positive for cocaine.
However, Long told Mothership that she had no knowledge of the mushrooms packed into the luggage that she shared with her then-boyfriend, Thorsten Nolte.
She added that the only fingerprints found on the mushrooms belonged to Nolte.
Long also claimed that she ingested drugs while having a drink she was given in Amsterdam, and that she had no knowledge of consuming any controlled drugs.
In a Facebook post on July 12, at 12.22pm, Long wrote: “Trolled the press with #FakeNews — feeling mischievous.”
Top image from DJ Tenashar’s Facebook page.