Pete Doherty Fined For Cocaine Use
Pete Doherty was fined $1,900 after police found traces of cocaine in his blood following a performance by his rock band at the Hultsfred music festival in Sweden.Pete Doherty was fined $1,900 after police found traces of cocaine in his blood following a performance by his rock band at the Hultsfred music festival in Sweden.
Police detained the 27-year-old Babyshambles frontman after the concert because "he showed signs of being under the influence of narcotics," Ulf Karlsson, a police spokesperson in the city of Kalmar on Sweden's southeastern coast, said Saturday.
Tests showed traces of cocaine and the tranquilizer benzodiazepine, Karlsson said. He said Doherty had a prescription for the tranquilizer. Doherty was fined and released, Karlsson said. He said Doherty was not in possession of any illegal drugs, so he will not face other charges.
Earlier this month, Doherty checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal following several arrests in London for drug possession, his lawyer, Sean Curran, said.
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