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Leif Garrett arrested for heroin possession
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/10 | Alex Dobuzinskis

Posted on 02/03/2010 6:56:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former teen idol Leif Garrett was released on bail on Wednesday, after being arrested and booked for heroin possession by police who saw him "shaking and sweating" on a subway platform, a law enforcement spokesman said.

Garrett, a 1970s child actor and pop star whose disco-era hits included "I Was Made for Dancing," was arrested on Monday when police approached him on a subway platform in Los Angeles because he was exhibiting "pronounced symptoms" of drug dependency, such as "shaking and sweating," said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the L.A. sheriff.

Officers searched Garrett and found he possessed heroin, Whitmore said. The actor is due in court on February 24 to face charges in the case.

A spokeswoman for Garrett did not return calls.

Garrett, 48, has battled drug abuse for years, and in 2006 he was arrested for possession of heroin and sentenced to 90 days in jail after opting out of drug treatment.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: arrested; drugabuse; heroin; hollywood; leifgarrett; possession; wod; wodlist
Good luck, Leif.

You may make it to 50 yet.

1 posted on 02/03/2010 6:56:24 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Age can be very cruel. Well the drugs don't help.

2 posted on 02/03/2010 6:59:23 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: NormsRevenge
Is drug addiction part of the basic job requirements for being in showbiz? It certainly seems so.
3 posted on 02/03/2010 7:00:59 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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2006
4 posted on 02/03/2010 7:01:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Da-Doo-Ron-Ron.....


5 posted on 02/03/2010 7:01:07 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: windcliff

ping


6 posted on 02/03/2010 7:01:46 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

meanwhile.. out of jail and back to treatment

Redmond O’Neal headed back to residential drug treatment

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/02/redmond-oneal-headed-back-to-residential-drug-treatment.html

February 2, 2010 | 12:35 pm

The troubled son of Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett is headed back to a residential drug treatment program after being in custody since late December on a probation violation stemming from a series of drug offenses, a judge ruled Tuesday.


7 posted on 02/03/2010 7:03:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Heroin
The Velvet Underground and Nico

I don’t know just where I’m going
But I’m gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
‘Cause it makes me feel like I’m a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I’ll tell ya, things aren’t quite the same
When I’m rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus’ son
And I guess that I just don’t know
And I guess that I just don’t know

I have made the big decision
I’m gonna try to nullify my life
‘Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper’s neck
When I’m closing in on death
And you can’t help me not, you guys
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet silly talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess that I just don’t know
And I guess that I just don’t know
...


9 posted on 02/03/2010 7:04:51 PM PST by the_daug
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To: mgstarr

The mug shot looks nothing like what he looks like on “Worlds Dumbest”. Of course they don’t let you wear a bandanna over your head on a mug shot.


10 posted on 02/03/2010 7:04:58 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Gay State Conservative

some are born into it.

see post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2443961/posts?page=7#7


11 posted on 02/03/2010 7:07:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“saw him “shaking and sweating” on a subway platform, a law enforcement spokesman said.
Garrett, a 1970s child actor and pop star whose disco-era hits included “I Was Made for Dancing,”

Your Honor, my client—a successful musician and actor—was just waiting for the train and, as the youngsters might say, decided to “bust some moves.”


12 posted on 02/03/2010 7:11:14 PM PST by tumblindice ("Let's be clear"=I'm lying like a rug)
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To: Minn

13 posted on 02/03/2010 7:11:36 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: mgstarr

what’s with the red spots on his face?


14 posted on 02/03/2010 7:13:24 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: NormsRevenge

Rough life. Raised in Hollywood with little parental presence in his youth. Best friend paralyzed when he wrecked his car back in the 70’s. And I think I heard he was now a scientologist.

Not surprising his problems continue.


15 posted on 02/03/2010 7:14:27 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: NormsRevenge

Bogus search. Where’s the probable cause other than sweating and shaking? Is that the new criteria?
Look out Parkinsons patients!


16 posted on 02/03/2010 7:17:03 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: mamelukesabre

Could be from falling down, or skin cancer.


17 posted on 02/03/2010 8:06:17 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: mamelukesabre

Looks like meth damage to me.


18 posted on 02/03/2010 8:31:42 PM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: Lizavetta

So what you’re sayin’ is - The homeless guy on the corner outside my office once wet his pants in a disco suit?


19 posted on 02/03/2010 8:33:49 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: the_daug

KING HEROIN
James Brown, 1972

Fellow Americans
Lady Americans
This is James Brown
I want to talk to you about one of our most deadly killers in the country today
I had a dream the other night
And I was sittin’ in my living room
Just dozed off to sleep
So I started to dreamin’
I dreamed I walked in a place and
I saw a real strange, weird object
Standin’ up talkin’ to the people
And I found out it was Heroin
That deadly drug that goes in your vein
He said...

I came to this country without a passport
Ever since then I’ve been hunted and sought
My little white grains are nothing but waste
Soft and deadly, and bitter to taste
But I’m a world of power and all know it’s true
Use me once and you’ll know it, too
I can make a mere schoolboy forget his books
I can make a world-famous beauty neglect her looks
I can make a good man forsake his wife
Send a greedy man to prison for the rest of his life
I can make a man forsake his country and flag
Make a girl sell her body for a five-dollar bag
Some think my adventure’s a joy and a thriller
But I’ll put a gun in your hand and make you a killer
In cellophane bags I’ve found my way
To heads of state, to children at play
I’m financed in China, Run in Japan
I’m respected in Turkey and I’m legal in Siam
I take my addicts and make ‘em steal, borrow, beg
Then they search for a vein in the arm or the leg
So be you Italian, Jewish, Black, or Mex
I can make the most virile of men forget their sex
So now... So now, my man, you must... You know, do your best
To keep up your habit until your arrest
Now the police have taken you from under my wing
Do you think they dare defy me? I, who am king?
Now, you must lie in that county jail
Where I can’t get to you by visit or mail
So squirm with discomfort, wiggle and cough
Six days of madness and you might throw me off
Curse me in name, defy me in speech
But you’d pick me up right now if I were in your reach
All through your sentence you’ve become resolved to your fate
Fear not, young man or woman... I’ll be waiting at the gate
And don’t be afraid, don’t run... I’ll not chase
Sure, my name is Heroin and you’ll be back for a taste
Behold! You’re hooked
Your foot is in the stirrup
And make haste, mount the steed, and ride him well
For the white horse of heroin will ride you to Hell

To Hell
Will ride you to Hell until you are dead
Dead, brother... Dead!
This is a revolution of the mind
Get your mind together
And get away from drugs!
That’s a demand.


20 posted on 02/03/2010 8:59:40 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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