Actor-Singer Leif Garrett Charged With Heroin Possession

Former singing idol Leif Garrett was charged Wednesday in Los Angeles with possessing heroin after he was arrested for allegedly trying to ride the subway without a ticket.

Garrett, who is 44, also was charged with fare evasion.

If convicted, he probably would avoid jail time under a law that sends some convicted drug users to treatment, authorities said.

Should this push through, Garrett will have a number of Los Angeles heroinment centers to choose from.

Garrett was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies Saturday evening on the platform of the downtown Pershing Square Red Line station for allegedly not having a ticket to ride the train.

During a search, deputies allegedly found suspected narcotics on the musician-actor.

He is being held without bail for allegedly violating terms of his probation for a previous drug offense.

Garrett has appeared in three dozen films, mostly in the 1970s and 80s, and has released 10 music albums.


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