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- Posted on Jun 9th 2009 11:45AM by Dan Reilly
According to a report in Britain's Sunday Mail, the 30-year-old musician was arrested after arriving in Geneva on the way to a performance. According to another passenger, Doherty went to the bathroom midway through the flight and wouldn't come out for over 25 minutes before the flight crew got the door open and allegedly found him with a hypodermic needle. He was escorted back to his seat, looking "completely out of it," while another crew member allegedly carried the needle out wrapped in a napkin. The pilot called law enforcement, who arrested Doherty when the plane landed.
A police spokesman said Doherty was arrested for heroin consumption, paid a fine and was released, though he wouldn't confirm that he was found unconscious in the bathroom with the syringe. The rocker was allowed to play his gig in support of his solo debut, 'Grace/Wastelands,' that evening before returning to the UK on Saturday.
An accomplished musician, Doherty has become more widely known because of his former relationship with supermodel Kate Moss and history with drugs. Last year, Doherty spent 29 days in jail for violating his probation after being caught with crack, heroin, ketamine and marijuana. Before this incident, he swore to the press that he was clean.