Doherty Facing Drugs Trial

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February 2, 2011 | 11:25am EST

Rocker Pete Doherty is to stand trial on a drugs possession charge following a probe into the death of a British filmmaker who was shooting a documentary about him.
Robin Whitehead was found dead after suffering a suspected drug overdose in an apartment in Hackney, east London in January last year.

She spent the last 10 days of her life filming The Road To Albion, a documentary about the singer/guitarist, and the home where she died was being rented by Doherty’s pal, Peter Wolfe.

The Libertines frontman was arrested last year and charged with possessing cocaine. Wolfe was also held by cops and was later charged with two counts of possessing cocaine and one of supplying the drug. Another of Doherty’s friends, musician Alan Wass, was charged with possessing cocaine.

All three men deny the charges. They attended a hearing at Thames Magistrates Court in London on Wednesday where District Judge Jacqueline Comyns formally committed the case for trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court next month.

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