Doherty fails in bid to have latest drugs charges dropped

By | Published on Monday 17 January 2011

Pete Doherty

Attempts by Pete Doherty’s legal team to have his latest drugs charges thrown out of court have failed, according to the Daily Star.

As previously reported, the Babyshambler faces new drugs charges after being found in possession of cocaine when arrested following the death, by overdose, of filmmaker Robin Whitehead at the flat of Doherty collaborator Peter ‘Wolfman’ Wolfe last March. Wolfe is also charged with supplying drugs to Whitehead, who was heiress to the estate of environmentalist and writer Teddy Goldsmith.

Doherty, Wolfe and another man also accused of possession previously stated that they would plead not guilty to the charges against them, and on Friday lawyers for the three men tried to have the whole prosecution case dismissed.

However, the judge hearing the case refused, and ordered all three defendants to return to court on 2 Feb for another hearing.