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It’s no secret that Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has an out of control addiction to heroin. Doherty entered a courtroom in the U.K. in December with heroin in his possession and got little more than a slap on the wrist from the presiding judge.

Come on! Guards saw a small packet fall out of Doherty’s pocket and arrested the singer on his way out of the Gloucester Crown Magistrates Court, when he made an appearance for a few minor traffic violations.

Pete’s lawyer was back in court yesterday arguing that his client had forgotten that the 13 wraps of heroin were in his coat. The judge deemed the move “stupid.”

District Judge Joti Bopara told the rocker, “Either this was sheer stupidity or a ploy to get more publicity.” What was his punishment? If you’re thinking he got jail time — you’d be wrong! He was ordered to pay a $1,200 fine and rehab was waved because Pete claims he is already receiving “private” drug treatment.