Libertines frontman was detained on Thursday night after police stopped a drugs transaction in Pigalle district
Paris authorities report that British singerPete Dohertyhas been arrested in Paris for allegedly buying cocaine.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said the 40 – year-old (Libertines) and Babyshambles frontman was placed in detention on Thursday night after being stopped by police during a drugs transaction. ******
The office would not comment on French media reports that Doherty was carrying two grams of cocaine and was arrested in Pigalle, an area known for its late-night bars. The Guardian has contacted representatives of Doherty for comment.
Since rising to fame in the 2000 s, Doherty, the former boyfriend of modelKate Moss, has been repeatedly arrested for drug offences.
The reunited Libertines are preparing for a tour of Europe that starts on 18 November in Brussels. The band has not yet issued information as to whether Doherty’s arrest will affect the forthcoming concerts.