Pete Doherty ducks cocaine charges

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Is coke still illegal? Pete Doherty also escaped drug charges yesterday, Reuters reports:

‘The case has been dropped on a legal technicality: no conviction has been recorded,’ prosecutor Anjulika Vatish told reporters outside West London Magistrates’ Court.
‘Mr Doherty was arrested on 20 August at 2:35 a.m. and so the court has no jurisdiction to deal with this matter any more,’ Vatish had earlier told the court.

Let me explain the legal conundrum here that will totally blow your mind: You can’t arrest Pete Doherty for cocaine because Pete Doherty is cocaine. He is a walking, talking pile of blow with a ridiculous hat and a record deal. Which makes sense because musicians love coke. Where did I read that? Oh yeah, the Bible.