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Winehouse video drug probe ends, rep says

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  • Amy Winehouse spokesman says no charges on alleged drug offences
  • Video showing her smoking from a glass pipe was sent to newspaper
  • Winehouse won five Grammy awards -- three for a song called 'Rehab'
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- British police will take no legal action against Grammy-award-winning singer Amy Winehouse, who was arrested last week for drug offenses, her spokeswoman said Thursday.

Amy Winehouse has a history of run-ins with police.

"They have now concluded their enquiries and no charges will be brought," according to a statement from her publicist, Tracey Miller.

She was questioned by police last Wednesday, arrested for alleged possession of a controlled drug, and released on unconditional bail a day later.

Winehouse, 24, is well-known for her song "Rehab," which describes the singer's reluctance to enter a clinic. She won five Grammy awards this year -- three for "Rehab" as well as Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

Winehouse has battled drug addiction and spent about two weeks in a rehabilitation clinic in January.

Police started investigating her in January after obtaining a leaked home video that showed her smoking something in a glass pipe minutes after she was heard saying she had just taken six tablets of the anti-anxiety drug Valium.

The Sun, Britain's top daily tabloid, made the 19-minute video public. It said the video was shot in Winehouse's East London home.

The Metropolitan Police investigated after receiving a copy of the video from The Sun.

Winehouse entered rehab last year. In October, she and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested at a Norwegian hotel for marijuana possession.

Last Wednesday's arrest was the second time in a week Winehouse was questioned by police. Police brought her in the previous Friday and issued her with a caution for assault after Winehouse admitted slapping a man in a Camden bar in north London.

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