Former headmaster of international school charged with possession of meth and ecstasy in Singapore

A British former headmaster of an international school in China has appeared in a Singapore court charged with consumption and possession of methamphetamine and ecstasy, according to reports (Picture: Wikipedia)

The former headmaster of an international school in China has appeared in court in Singapore charged with consumption and possession of methamphetamine and ecstasy, according to reports.

Damien Michael Charnock, former head of Dulwich College Shanghai, has been charged with five counts including consumption of methamphetamine and ecstasy in March, Shanghai’s Straits Times newspaper reported.

The 60-year-old is also charged with possessing meth and ecstasy tablets, as well as equipment used to consume drugs.

Charnock has been compared to Walter White, a character in Breaking Bad played by Bryan Cranston (Picture: REUTERS/Gary Cameron TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Charnock is former head of the Shanghai branch of the exclusive London private school.

Some reports have compared the case to US TV show "Breaking Bad", with Charnock compared to chemistry teacher Walter White.

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According to the Straits Times, Charnock faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $14,600 (Sg$20,000).

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

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