It was published on Monday that Pete Doherty, a popular rock singer, was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs.
Metropolitan Police declined to directly confirm the report in The Sun newspaper, but said a 28-year-old man had been arrested in London Saturday night on suspicion of drug possession. He was released on bail pending investigation, and was ordered to return to a police station next month.
Doherty, 28, has been undergoing drug rehabilitation under court supervision following a number of arrests for possession of drugs including cocaine and heroin.
Doherty, frontman for Babyshambles and formerly co-leader of The Libertines, gets more attention in Britain as the boyfriend of model Kate Moss.
At a court appearance on April 18, Doherty said that people close to him were insisting that he kick his addiction.
"The people I'm closest to have had enough. They've said it's drugs or them," he said.