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Lindsay Lohan expected back in court this week after failing drug test

September 20, 2010 |  8:34 am

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Officials are expected to schedule a hearing for this week after Lindsay Lohan failed a court-mandated drug test, which could send the actress back to jail.

L.A. prosecutors expect the hearing to occur in the next few days. But it won't happen Monday because Deputy Dist. Atty. Danette Meyers, who has handled the case, is out of the office.

Lohan admitted on her Twitter feed that she failed the test. "Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result," she wrote. "This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences."

Lohan spent part of the summer in an L.A. County jail in Lynwood after repeatedly violating the terms of her probation on a drunk-driving charge. She was released from a rehab center a few weeks ago.

Under the terms of her sentence, if she misses a test or gets a positive result, she would face 30 days in jail.

Lohan continues to undergo intense therapy and counseling since her release from a UCLA rehab facility. She is on supervised probation in connection with her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence.

As part of her plea arrangement, she must take random drug tests twice a week. After her most recent stint in jail, Lohan had said she was trying to get back to acting.

She told Vanity Fair that her jail stint taught her that she needed to stop surrounding herself with people who lure her into trouble.

"So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons," she told the magazine. "A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. I had a lot of people that were there for me for, you know, the party."

-- Richard Winton

Photo: Lindsay Lohan. Credit: Associated Press

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