The Babyshambles front man, known more for his battles with heroin, was busted by cops investigating the death of heiress Robin Whitehead, who died of a suspected drug overdose last year.
She had been making a documentary about the Rock and Roll wild man's drug addled lifestyle and relationship with supermodel Kate Moss the Daily Mail reported.
Her body was found at an East London flat rented by Doherty's close pal Pete Wolfe, 41, the singer with the band Wolfman who initially claimed they had been drinking nothing stronger than tea before she died.
Later he changed his story, saying she had choked on her own vomit after consuming alcohol and Valium.
Whitehead, the great niece of the late billionaire financier, Sir James Goldsmith and cousin of socialite Jemima Khan and Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith had developed a close friendship with Doherty, 31.
She'd become a "superfan" despite his frequent brushes with the law.
In 2006, a photograph surfaced of Doherty allegedly injecting a young girl with a syringe, but police could not prove it was illegal drugs. The singer insisted he was drawing blood.
In this, the latest of many court appearances, along with two friends also charged he denied cocaine possession.
All three have been released on bail after the short hearing and ordered to appear in court on March 29.The