Pete Doherty Jailed On Drug Charge
Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (Jan. 27) in London after pleading guilty to possessing drugs for the second time in a week.Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (Jan. 27) in London after pleading guilty to possessing drugs for the second time in a week.
The 26-year-old singer was arrested in east London yesterday by officers who thought he looked "disheveled and suspicious," prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty to heroin possession at Thames Magistrates' Court and was ordered jailed until a Feb. 8 hearing.
Babyshambles was due to perform in Glasgow tonight, Bristol tomorrow and London on Sunday. Refusing bail, District Judge Stephen Dawson said he was "sorry if my order will affect your fans and people who go to your concerts."
This is the latest in a string of drug busts for the troubled singer. Doherty appeared at the same court a week ago and admitted possessing heroin, crack cocaine, morphine and marijuana. He was freed on bail. He also is on bail after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine and heroin following a Nov. 30 arrest.
The maximum sentence for possession of "Class A" drugs such as heroin and cocaine is seven years in prison.
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