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Singer Doherty fined for drug use

Pete Doherty
Doherty performed in Switzerland after being apprehended

Singer Pete Doherty has been fined by authorities in Switzerland for using drugs, Geneva police have confirmed.

Swiss police imposed the penalty on the musician shortly after the British Airways flight he was travelling on landed in the city.

The 30-year-old was free to go after paying the fine for drug consumption.

Doherty, who has a history of substance abuse, served 29 days of a 14-week prison sentence last April for breaching the terms of his probation.

He was caught with drugs and had missed a number of appointments with probation officers.

The Babyshambles singer has not been in trouble with the police since he was released from Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London.

He played a series of concerts with his band and performed a solo show at the Royal Albert Hall.

Doherty released his debut solo album, Grace/Wastelands, in March and had been travelling to Switzerland to appear at the Neuchatel music festival before Thursday's incident.



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