Doherty jailed for six months on cocaine charge
Saturday 21 May 2011
Pete Doherty was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.
The former Libertines and Babyshambles singer appeared at London's Snaresbrook Crown Court, where Judge David Radford talked about his "appalling record" of drugs offences. The sentence is the third for the 32-year-old, who was due to be playing a gig in Glasgow last night, after repeated arrests for possession of class A substances.
The singer was arrested in January last year by police who were investigating the death of the heiress Robyn Whitehead after a heroin overdose on 24 January.
Sitting alongside Doherty in the dock yesterday, Peter Wolfe, 42, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of cocaine and one count of supplying cocaine to Ms Whitehead.
He was sentenced to a total of 12 months in prison.
Ms Whitehead, the 27-year-old granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, had been making a documentary about Mr Doherty when she collapsed at Mr Wolfe's east London flat.
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