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Posted: 1/18/2006 1:44:21 PM EDT




Former Teen Idol Garrett Charged With Heroin Possession
By Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer

Seventies teen idol Leif Garrett was charged this morning with possession of heroin after his arrest in the Pershing Square subway station over the weekend.

Garrett was due to appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court later today. If convicted, he would be eligible for a diversion program rather than a prison sentence, officials said.

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Garrett, 44, was being held without bail because he was also detained on a bench warrant for allegedly violating the terms of his probation for a previous offense, Los Angeles County sheriff's and district attorney's officials said.

The musician-actor, who has a history of drug issues dating from the 1970s, pleaded guilty in March to attempted possession of cocaine-based narcotics and was placed on probation, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles district attorney's office, on Tuesday.

At a Dec. 20 hearing in that case, a judge issued a bench warrant for Garrett's arrest for an unspecified reason, Gibbons said.

Garrett was detained about 6 p.m. Saturday on the platform of Pershing Square's Red Line station by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies assigned to the transit unit.

According to deputies, Garrett was detained after he was found to be without a ticket to ride the rail system. A check turned up suspected narcotics and the warrant for his arrest, officials said.

Garrett was booked and assigned to the jail Sunday.

Los Angeles police in 1999 arrested the bandanna-wearing musician in the MacArthur Park area after he allegedly tried to buy narcotics from undercover officers.

In 1979, Garrett was behind the wheel of a Porsche and allegedly under the influence of beer and drugs when he rear-ended a car, leaving his passenger disabled.

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Holy shit. I used to hate this guy back in the 70's. All the high school chicks were in luv with him.

Sorry to hear of his problems.

Damn, wonder if Bonaduce is looking for a roommate?

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:47:02 PM EDT
God I remember constantly seeing his lame ass on Chips, Wonder Woman and a bunch of other crap.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:48:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 1:52:22 PM EDT by HardShell]
A child star "went bad." Who'da thunk it?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:48:46 PM EDT

If convicted, he would be eligible for a diversion program rather than a prison sentence,



what about us plebes? would someone else be "eligible"
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:50:02 PM EDT
Loggers in the American West used to make roads of logs, which were used to skid the other logs down the mountains. These were called, skid roads.

Brothels and bars sprouted along them, and hence the connotation with the rougher side of life.

Learned this on the History Channel two nights ago.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:50:46 PM EDT
wasn't that like 2 years ago???

He's back on some crappy TV series now.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:55:15 PM EDT
He looks like shit!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:57:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
A child star "went bad." Who'da thunk it?




Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:03:34 PM EDT
Now if I could only find that stuck up bitch who had a crush on him back in high school
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:04:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:07:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
God I remember constantly seeing his lame ass on Chips, Wonder Woman and a bunch of other crap.



I remember way too much. He played a rock star(what else) on Chips who was so popular he passed out from exhaustion all the time. On Wonder Woman he played a rock star who was kidnapped, rescued and reunited with his twin brother who also became a rock star. Kill me now.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:08:55 PM EDT
Leif..... When we say " Id hit it" we dont mean the pipe....
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:14:09 PM EDT
More like "Skid Row" now huh.

Danny
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:18:12 PM EDT
Looks like Tom Sizemore.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:18:22 PM EDT
I see it comming
VH1 and he lost it all
They will find a way for him to make a come back.
Instead of he's a real loser.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:21:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:28:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By HardShell:
A child star "went bad." Who'da thunk it?







What was Mr. Drummond teaching those kids?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:30:34 PM EDT
Can we get Danny Bonaduce to kick his ass?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:34:10 PM EDT
I guess an emergency update is needed to his 'behind the music' episode on VH1.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:35:22 PM EDT
Wow! Hollywood produces another winner!

I also remember the high school girls going crazy over him. I always thought that he looked like an ugly girl.

Actually I think the bloody spot on the bridge of his nose is rather becoming for a heroin addict.

It always amazes me to see how drugs can drastically change a person's physical appearance. It is really very sad.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:15:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 4:15:27 PM EDT by bookertbab]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
God I remember constantly seeing his lame ass on Chips, Wonder Woman and a bunch of other crap.



Thing that shocks me the most is someone telling us all they used to watch chips LOL.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:21:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 4:23:08 PM EDT by falaholic1]
Waingro?


Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:40:13 PM EDT


Hey dude, what'cha in for.....
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:55:40 PM EDT
What the fuck is it with all these dudes who had the world by the balls. Girls, money and fame and then they fuck up and get into drugs. Stupid moron, I hope he's happy now. What a waste.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:58:29 PM EDT
Yeah I just saw that too.

Funny how money and fame can get to celebrities heads
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:03:47 PM EDT
Didn't he lose millions after a friend sued him because of a car accident that left him (the friend) in a wheelchair?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:11:37 PM EDT
I grew up in the 70s and I don't remember that guy.

My memory must be failing in my old age.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:16:09 PM EDT
Another criminal goes to jail, period.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:16:19 PM EDT
Even with the picture, I still don't know who it is.

GM
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:20:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Even with the picture, I still don't know who it is.

GM



You guys didn't read enough Teen or Tiger Beat back in the 70's....
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:35:05 PM EDT
I kind of remember the "70s" but not this guy.

GM



Originally Posted By TRW:

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Even with the picture, I still don't know who it is.

GM



You guys didn't read enough Teen or Tiger Beat back in the 70's....

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