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Leif Garrett pleads no contest to heroin possession

October 15, 2010 |  1:14 pm

Leif Garrett mug shot February 2010 Former teen idol Leif Garrett pleaded no contest Friday in Los Angeles to heroin possession and was sentenced to a court-ordered drug-treatment program, according to the Associated Press.

Garrett, 48, was arrested Feb. 3 at the Pershing Square Metro subway station in downtown L.A., with police who found drugs in his possession describing him as "sweating and shaking profusely" before boarding a train; at his February arraignment he pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.

It was announced in July that he'd joined Rachel Uchitel, Janice Dickinson and others in the cast of the fourth season of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew." Filming of the 21-day treatment program ended in August, with the episodes schedule to premiere Dec. 1.

This was Garrett's fourth drug-related arrest, and his second heroin-and-L.A.-subway-station-related arrest.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Leif Garrett's Feb. 3, 2010, booking photo.  Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department / Associated Press

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