Lindsay Lohan under investigation for possible drug use
Less than a month after exiting court-ordered rehab, authorities are investigating allegations that actress Lindsay Lohan has taken drugs, according to three sources familiar with the case.
The sources, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because the case is ongoing, said that law enforcement officials were trying to determine whether Lohan failed a court-ordered drug test. They stressed the investigation is ongoing and said no official determination has been made that she did take illicit drugs.
One source told The Times that the judge and prosecutor in the case have received "unofficial" word of the investigation.
If Lohan failed a drug test, a court hearing would be held and Lohan could be sent back to jail. Just a few weeks ago, Lohan talked of turning her back on drugs and getting back to acting.
"I want my career back," she told Vanity Fair magazine. "I want the respect that I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It's not fun anyway."
Lohan, who spent 13 days at a Lynwood jail for violating her parole on a drunk driving case, told the magazine she's learned she needs 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."
Lohan continues to undergo intense therapy and counseling since her release from the UCLA rehab facility. She is on supervised probation in connection with her 2007 driving under the influence conviction. She must take random drug tests twice weekly. If she misses a test or gets a positive result, she would face 30 days in jail.
-- Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton
Photo: Lindsay Lohan. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department