Pete Doherty


At this point, it's barely news when Pete Doherty gets busted for drugs.

But now, the ever-troubled Brit rocker has even topped himself.

The Babyshambles frontman and former Kate Moss beau was charged with heroin possession Monday—after allegedly getting caught red-handed while attending his own court hearing in a drunk-driving case.

"The 30-year-old man from Wiltshire arrested in Gloucester yesterday has been charged with possession of heroin," a police spokesman told the BBC, confirming that said man was indeed Doherty.


Doherty had just pleaded guilty in his DUI case and received another typically minor sentence. He was barred him from driving for 18 months and fined $3,300.

No word what led authorities to his purported smack stash, but it was enough to land the singer back in police custody shortly after he entered his plea. Doherty subsequently posted bail and a court hearing on the drug charge was scheduled for Jan. 27.

Doherty's serious substance abuse problem has gotten him thrown into the clink on several occasions, the most recent stint occurring in 2008 when he violated the terms of his probation in a separate drug case.


Read all about Pete Doherty's broken record of a rap sheet here.

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