Doherty Busted on Drug, Car Theft Charges

Doherty Busted on Drug, Car Theft Charges
Pete Doherty
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updated 02/28/2006 at 08:00 AM EST

originally published 02/28/2006 08:00AM

Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty – also known as Kate Moss's ex, who appeared with her in tabloid photos of her doing drugs last year – was arrested in England Monday night on suspicion of stealing a car and possessing class A drugs, West Midlands Police tell PEOPLE.

Doherty, 26, and two men aged 18 and 19 were detained by Birmingham police and then released Tuesday morning on no-fee police bail "pending further inquiries," says a police spokesman.

"We don't know what the drugs are at this point. The substance has been sent for analysis," the spokesman adds. Class A drugs typically include cocaine, heroin and opium.

A spokesman for Doherty confirms the arrest and tells PEOPLE: "I don't know any more at this point until I have spoken to Pete's lawyer."

Following Doherty's arrest on drug charges in January, Babyshambles was forced to cancel tour dates. After pleading guilty to seven charges of drug possession, he was ordered to do a year's worth of community service and attend a rehab program.

He was also warned that if he failed to do his community service he could be sent to prison.

At the time, he told Britain's told Channel 4 News that he planned to "start a drug-free life" and he was "not that much of a junkie anyway."

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