mc_squared Posted May 20, 2011 Share Posted May 20, 2011 Pete Doherty jailed for six months after admitting crack cocaine possession By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 3:18 PM on 20th May 2011 Singer caught on camera smoking drugs with heiress days before her death Pete Doherty was today jailed for six months after he was caught on film smoking a crack-pipe with heiress Robyn Whitehead just days before her death. Despite repeated convictions for drug related offences Doherty, who was due to perform in Glasgow tonight will today begin only his third prison sentence. The Babyshambles star and former boyfriend of model Kate Moss was arrested in January last year by police investigating the death of 27-year-old Miss Whitehead, the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith. Just before jail: Pete Doherty, centre, arrives at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London where he was jailed for possessing class A drugs The former boyfriendof model Kate Moss was arrested in January last year by police investigating the death of heiress Robyn Whitehead The film-maker who died on January 24, 2010, as a result of 'heroin poisoning' had spent the last ten days of her life making a documentary about Doherty, 32. But Snaresbrook Crown Court heard today her death was not caused by the drugs she was seen to share with Doherty and his 42-year-old pal Peter 'Wolfman' Wolfe, who was today sentenced to 12 months behind bars. Sentencing Doherty Judge David Radford said: 'From what I have heard and what I have read there is no doubt that you are a talented and successful musician. 'However, you have an appalling record of committed offences of the kind for which you fall to be sentenced today.' Doherty and Wolfe were charged when footage seized by police showed all three smoking crack-cocaine on a small, adapted brandy bottle at a flat in Hackney, east London. The star was seen on the film using a knife to cut from a 'white block' before placing the substance on the pipe on January 23, the court heard. The previous day Wolfe was recorded smoking from the same pipe before passing it to Miss Whitehead and helping her to light it. The drugs had been bought by Wolfe on January 22 in Hoxton Market, east London. He and Miss Whitehead had travelled to the Hackney flat that day from her family home under the pretext that she was 'looking after' him after his release from a rehabilitation course. Prosecutor Alison Morgan said: 'On the Friday night Robyn Whitehead and Peter Wolfe were collected from the station by Miss Whitehead's ex-boyfriend. 'It was obvious to him that Mr Wolfe was withdrawing from drugs. 'During the course of that journey Peter Wolfe said that he needed to score. 'They stopped in Hoxton Market and Mr Wolfe got out and returned a short while later. The assumption being that he had scored. 'The evidence thereafter is recorded on the footage that Miss Whitehead was taking as part of her documentary. 'Miss Morgan passed up a series of still images taken from the video to Judge David Radford showing Wolfe and Miss Whitehead smoking crack cocaine. 'Mr Wolfe was smoking form the small bottle in the photo and that was crack cocaine,' she said. 'A couple of minutes later he was shown to hand that bottle to Miss Whitehead who took the bottle and then Mr Wolfe assisted her to light it. 'Mr Wolfe is then seen again smoking from the pipe.' The court heard that the footage of Doherty smoking was recorded the following day. Miss Morgan said: 'Mr Wolfe and Miss Whitehead, who had stayed at the address overnight, were joined by Mr Doherty. 'Mr Doherty can be seen to also use the small pipe to smoke crack-cocaine shortly after entering the address. 'He used a knife to cut from a white block, which the Crown says was clearly crack-cocaine. Singer: Doherty, performing here at a festival in France, has a well-documented problem with drugs 'He used the knife and put a small block on the pipe and smoked it.' Miss Morgan continued that the footage continued for approximately 30 minutes after that, during which Doherty was heard to refuse to give Miss Whitehead 'a pipe' when she asked for one. Miss Whitehead's body was discovered the following day. She said: 'It follows, after careful consideration, no person is to face charges in relation to her death and it cannot be an aggravating feature in respect of sentencing this defendant albeit a matter of paramount importance for her devastated family and friends.' Peter Ratliff, defending said Doherty had been out of trouble for more than a year and claimed his client was afflicted by an addiction but had never sought to 'glamorise' the use of drugs. 'Nobody who listens to his lyrics, who reads the diaries he has published or sees the interviews with him could think his life glamorises drug use. 'If independent evidence were needed that this defendant believes being clean is a good thing it comes from the very footage which forms the basis of the charges. He argued that jailing Doherty would impact upon others 'who rely on him' and prevent him contributing a 'not insubstantial' amount in tax. Wolfe's representative Elaine Stapleton stated that the charge of supplying crack-cocaine fell at the 'lowest level' of the spectrum. Doherty of of Durley, Wiltshire, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine while Wolfe pleaded guilty to two counts of cocaine possession and one count of supplying the drug. He was first arrested for possessing drugs in October 2005 and since then has repeatedly admitted possession of class A substances. In 2008, he served 29 days of a 14-week sentence in Wormwood Scrubs prison after breaching a suspended sentence for drugs charges the previous year. In 2003 Doherty admitted burgling the home of former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat and was sentenced to six months in prison which was later cut to two on appeal. Today's conviction was his 25th for drug related offences. It came just a week after it was announced Doherty would not face any charges over the death of partygoer Mark Blanco. The Crown Prosecution Service said there was 'insufficient evidence' to bring any charges over the death of Mr Blanco who was involved in a confrontation with Doherty, his minder Johnny Jeannevol and Paul Roundhill, at a party shortly before he fell from a balcony in Whitechapel, east London, in 2006. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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