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Pete Doherty pleads guilty to drug possession

Babyshambles singer released on bail, will be sentenced on Feb. 8
/ Source: The Associated Press

Pete Doherty, the ex-boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, pleaded guilty Friday to possession of heroin, crack cocaine, morphine and marijuana.

Doherty, 26, admitted the offenses during a hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court in London. He was freed on bail until sentencing on Feb. 8.

Police said the charges stemmed from Doherty’s arrest in east London on Dec. 4, one of a string of drug busts for the lead singer of the band Babyshambles.

Doherty also was arrested on Nov. 30 and charged with possession of cocaine and heroin. He pleaded guilty last week and was released on bail.  He was stopped by police last Saturday while driving through east London and again arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs. He was released on bail and ordered to return to a police station for questioning on Feb. 2.

Moss, 31, lost valuable modeling contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after the Daily Mirror tabloid published pictures in September of her allegedly using cocaine in a west London music studio where Doherty was recording.

Former Clash rocker Mick Jones, 50, went to a London police station Thursday to speak to officers investigating the allegations against Moss, a Metropolitan police officer said in a statement.

Doherty’s album was being produced by Jones, officials said.

Earlier this month, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur asked Moss to return home to England and answer questions over the alleged drug use.

After the photos appeared, Moss released a statement in which she took “full responsibility” for her actions. She went into a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona and has since resumed her modeling career.