August 17, 2006

Singer Pete Doherty arrested for multiple drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Pete Doherty, lead singer with the
British rock band Babyshambles, was charged on Thursday with
seven counts involving possession of heroin, cocaine and
cannabis, police said.

They said the charges related to offences that took place
between April and early August, most of them previously
reported but for which charges were delayed until chemical
analysis had been completed.

Doherty, who has a history of drug addiction and an on-off
relationship with British supermodel Kate Moss, is in custody
and is due to appear at Thames magistrates court in east London
on Friday.

The 27-year-old is charged with three counts of possessing
cocaine, two of possessing heroin and two of cannabis.

Moss lost some of her most lucrative modeling contracts
late last year after a tabloid newspaper printed pictures of
her allegedly snorting cocaine in a London studio where Doherty
and his band were recording.

She went into rehabilitation in the United States and was
said to have ended her relationship with the incident-prone
Doherty, though they have since frequently been photographed

Moss, a favorite subject of the tabloid press, later
returned to Britain and questioning by police but was never
charged with any offence, and her career has blossomed once