Doherty charged with cocaine possession

By | Published on Wednesday 29 September 2010

Pete Doherty has been charged with cocaine possession, following his arrest in March in relation to the death of Robin Whitehead, heiress to the estate of Teddy Goldsmith, in January this year. The musician had originally been accused of supplying class A drugs to Whitehead.

Whitehead had been working on a documentary about Doherty at the time of her death. Her body was found by Doherty collaborator Peter Wolfe, aka Wolfman, in his east London flat, though he denied that she had been using drugs. Wolfe has now been charged with possession of and supplying cocaine, while another musician, Alan Wass, has been charged with possession. The flat’s owner, Gill Samworth, was also arrested in March, but has not now been charged. The other three men will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on 18 Oct.