Paul Gascoigne has been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs a day after being warned he could face a jail term for drink-driving.
The former England footballer spent last night in custody on suspicion of possessing a class A substance after a raid at a house in North Tyneside.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At shortly after 5.30pm on Thursday, police attended a property in North Tyneside.
“A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug.
“A second man, aged 43, was later arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.
“Both men are still in custody and inquiries are on going.”
The 43 year old was told by magistrates in Newcastle on Wednesday that he could face up to three months in jail, in addition to a driving ban, after being caught driving while four times over the alcohol limit.
The footballer has another drink-driving hearing pending on November 3, a charge which he denies.
Gascoigne has battled alcoholism for several years and earlier this year attended rehab to fight his addiction. In recent years he has suffered from mental health problems. In 2008 he was sectioned twice after a series of bizarre incidents.