Doherty Fined For Heroin Possession27 January 2010
Doherty Fined For Heroin Possession
The Babyshambles frontman landed himself in trouble after he was frisked by guards on his way into Gloucester Crown Court for sentencing over a series of driving offences.
Security staff saw a small packet fall out of his coat and the star was arrested in the corridor on his way out.
His lawyer argued at Gloucester Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (27Jan10) that Doherty had forgotten the 13 wraps of heroin were in the jacket - but the judge branded it a "stupid" move.
District Judge Joti Boparai told the star, "Either this was sheer stupidity or a ploy to get more publicity."
He was ordered to pay $1,200 (£750) but escaped a rehabilitation order as the judge ruled public funds shouldn't be spent on him as Doherty is already paying for private drug treatment.
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