Ella Draper appeared in Magistrates Court in Gibraltar today, and now faces further charges in relation to the cannabis resin found in her car when she entered Gibraltar in late May.
The GBC reports that Draper was initially charged with possession and exportation of nearly 3.5 kg of cannabis resin, but the amount was later reduced to 3 kg. In addition, she was charged with possession of 1 kg of the substance. She pleaded not guilty, and was held pending yesterday’s court hearing.
Draper is alleged to have attempted to post packages containing the 3 kg of cannabis resin to an address in the UK. She was arrested with the 1 kg en route to the border. She has now been charged with exportation of this amount, in addition to possession.
Draper’s one-time partner, Abraham Christie, confirmed on his Instagram account last month that Draper is indeed the person being held pending trial:
Draper’s next court hearing is scheduled for 25 August.