Doherty jailed for cocaine possession

May 20, 2011 10:26:36 AM PDT
Musician Pete Doherty has been jailed for 6 months after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine. The troubled British rocker was sentenced by an east London court.

He had been arrested by police investigating the death of heiress Robin Whitehead, who died from a suspected drug overdose last year.

The Babyshambles frontman -- who has a history of drug use -- had been due to perform a concert in Scotland Friday evening.