British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested in Paris for buying cocaine, authorities said.
The 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was placed in detention on Thursday night after being stopped by police during a drug transaction, the Paris prosecutor's office said.
The office wouldn't confirm French media reports that Doherty was carrying 2 grams of cocaine and was arrested in Pigalle, an area known for its late-night bars.
Since rising to fame in the '90s, Doherty, the ex-boyfriend of model Kate Moss, has been repeatedly arrested for drug offenses.
A rep for Doherty did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.