Pete Doherty must prove his desire to quit drugs within a month, or face a jail sentence, a judge warned Tuesday.
The 28-year-old lead singer of Babyshambles has admitted possessing quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine, as well as to two driving offenses.
Judges ordered him to take part in a detoxification program, but a review of his progress Tuesday found he had tested positive for drugs in initial tests.
“If he does not show his motivation it’s prison, as simple as that,” Judge Davinder Lachlar said at the review hearing. “Depending on what information I have when you next come to court, the decision will be made.”
The latest case refers to offenses in May, when police officers stopped Doherty’s car in central London.
Lachlar ordered Doherty to return to West London Magistrates’ Court for a Sept. 4 hearing. The singer left in a black minivan, poking through a sunroof to jeer at photographers as the vehicle sped away.