Pete Doherty Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession; Could Face Jail Time

The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to cocaine possession Friday (April 8) and faces going to prison again.

He appeared to answer the charge at Snaresbrook Crown Court, following January 2010 investigations into his involvement with the death of band documentarian Robin Whitehead.

Doherty had previously appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on February 2 to deny the charges, but changed his plea Friday.

BBC News reported he was granted unconditional bail by Judge David Radford and ordered to return for sentencing on May 20.

The judge described his record as “unattractive” and told Doherty’s lawyer Peter Ratliff: “When someone constantly commits the same offence the law must be made very clear. Is your client aware he could face a sentence?”

Peter ‘Wolfman’ Wolfe, a friend of Doherty’s, also plead guilty to two counts of possession of cocaine and one count of supplying cocaine to Whitehead, who died at his London home.

Another of Doherty’s friends, Alan Wass, plead not guilty to possession of cocaine.


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