Doherty Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession
Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 11) to possessing heroin and cocaine.Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 11) to possessing heroin and cocaine. The 26-year-old rocker was greeted by dozens of photographers and reporters and a small number of fans when he arrived more than an hour late at a London courtroom.
Wearing a cream-colored sweater and dark waistcoat, the self-confessed drug abuser signed several autographs after the hearing ended.
His spokesperson confirmed that Doherty had pleaded guilty to the charges after being arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs in November last year. The artist was released on bail and is due to reappear Feb. 8 at Ealing Magistrates Court.
Despite Doherty's legal issues, Babyshambles performed last night in Sheffield and is scheduled to play tonight in Stoke.
Doherty, who shot to fame as lead singer of the Libertines, has been in the headlines after on-and-off girlfriend Kate Moss was filmed apparently snorting cocaine, prompting several fashion labels to sever ties with the 31-year-old supermodel.
Images of the incident appeared in the Daily Mirror tabloid last September. Police have urged Moss to return to Britain to answer questions related to the cocaine scandal, and expect to make arrests soon of other suspects in the case.
Media reports say Doherty and Moss have split up.
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