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Defunct teen idol Leif Garrett busted on heroin possession charge

February 3, 2010 |  4:31 pm

Leif garrett arrested Former teen idol Leif Garrett was busted on charges of possession of heroin on Monday, we can report.

The singer-actor and former Nicollette Sheridan flame was searched by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in a subway station just before noon, after a sheriff's spokesman said Garrett was "sweating and shaking profusely."

Released on a bail bond in the wee hours on Wednesday, the star is due back in court Feb. 24 to answer for the stash of black tar heroin that authorities say was hidden in his shoe. 

Garrett has a history of arrests involving illegal substances: in 2006 for yet more heroin on the L.A. subway, in 1999 for allegedly attempting to purchase drugs from undercover officers, and in 1979 when an under-the-influence Garrett left a passenger disabled after a crash.   

Arguably his most popular song, "I Was Made for Dancin' " was also released in '79.

Leif garrett2010 -- Matt Donnelly

[FOR THE RECORD: 3:41 p.m. As we noted, Garrett was arrested in 2006. The photo above is from that arrest. His 2010 mugshot is to the left. Thank you to commenter Matt, who pointed that out to us.]

Photo: Leif Garrett after his arrest on Monday. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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