leif garrett arrested Leif Garrett pleads no contest to heroin possession, entering rehabFormer 1970s heartthrob Leif Garrett pleaded no contest Friday (Oct. 15) to heroin possession and will enter a drug rehab program, reports the AP. Garrett was arrested back in February when authorities found him carrying heroin in a Los Angeles subway station.

]]>Andrew Flier. He said he was proud of Garrett for entering the plea and recognizing that he needs additional treatment. Garrett had modest singing hits in the late ’70s and played recurring roles on ABC’s “Family” and “The Odd Couple,” but Garrett was perhaps more famous for his drug and alcohol abuse problems. In 1979, he crashed a car carrying his then-best friend Roland Winkler while drunk and under the influence of quaaludes. The accident left Winkler a paraplegic. Garrett is reportedly part of the next season of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” on VH1.

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