Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos will be formally charged following her drugs arrest in May.
Police confirmed today that the singer will be charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and will stand trial before Christmas.
CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, Baljit Ubhey, said: ‘The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge Tulisa Contostavlos, 25, with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. This charge relates to an investigation by The Sun newspaper between early March 2013 and 23 May 2013 which resulted in the supply of Class A drugs to an investigative journalist.
‘This decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest.
‘This defendant is now the subject of criminal proceedings and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.’
Tulisa will appear in court on December 19th.