2019 American Music Awards

Pete Doherty Detained In Paris Over Drug Bust

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Pete Doherty & the Puta Madres perform on stage at The Academy on May 4, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. 

Paris authorities say British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested in Paris for buying cocaine.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was placed in detention in the night of Thursday-Friday after being stopped by police during a drugs transaction.

The office wouldn’t confirm French media reports that Doherty was carrying 2 grams of cocaine and was arrested in Pigalle, an area known for its late-night bars.  

Since rising to fame in the noughties, Doherty, the ex-boyfriend of model Kate Moss, has been repeatedly arrested for drug offenses.


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