Pete Doherty is arrested in the shady district of Paris for buying cocaine on the street & # 39;
- Doherty was allegedly drunk and in possession of cocaine when he was arrested
- Paris investigators said he was placed under formal criminal investigation
- Witnesses said he was arrested in Pigalle, an area known for its late-night bars
British pop star Pete Doherty was arrested today in Paris during an alleged street drug deal with the police.
The 40-year-old singer Libertines was said to be drunk and in possession of cocaine when he was approached by officers around 3 am on Friday.
& # 39; The suspect was arrested in the Pigalle district and carried two grams of cocaine, & # 39; said a research source.
& # 39; The claim is that he was involved in an illegal street transaction at the time. He was drunk and did not initially follow the police, but was eventually taken to a police car. & # 39;
Suspect: British pop star Pete Doherty (shown in Paris in 2017) was arrested today in the French capital during an alleged street drug deal with police
Doherty was detained in central Paris and then placed under official criminal investigation, the source said.
A spokesperson for the prosecutors in Paris confirmed that Doherty in the early hours of Friday morning & # 39; in detention & # 39; was placed and faced with drug-related charges.
Some passers-by recognized the Babyshambles singer and may have filmed his arrest on their phones, according to French media.
Doherty is a frequent visitor to Paris and often spends long periods in the French capital.
Witnesses said he was arrested in Pigalle, an area known for its late-night bars.
Doherty, the ex-boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, has previously been arrested for drug possession, car theft and driving.
In the past he has been guilty of owning cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine.
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