Late rock legend Johnny Cash's step-daughter CARLENE CASH has been jailed in America - after reportedly failing a drugs test.

Officials at Tennessee's Sumner County Jail refused to reveal why Carter, 48, was being held there, but local TV network WTVF-TV reported her bond had been revoked because she failed a drug test.

Carter, the daughter of singers JUNE CARTER CASH and CARL SMITH was charged in 2002 after she used her late boyfriend's identity to obtain prescription drugs.

She pleaded no contest in September '03 and was sentenced to 18 months' probation.

She now faces between two and 12 years imprisonment.

02/04/2004 17:35