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© St. Petersburg Times, published March 11, 2001


Drug charges against ex-teen idol dropped

A drug case and a bench warrant against 1970s teen heartthrob Leif Garrett have been dismissed. The drug case was dropped after Garrett, 39, showed up in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday and provided proof that he had successfully completed a drug rehabilitation program. Judge Maral Injejikian also recalled the warrant she had issued Wednesday when Garrett failed to appear at a status hearing on the progress of his rehabilitation, prosecutor Robert Rabbani said. Garrett was one of several people arrested in a police narcotics sting at a downtown apartment building in 1999. He pleaded guilty to one count of drug possession and was ordered into rehabilitation. During the 1970s, Garrett had several hit songs, including I Was Made For Dancin', and appeared on numerous covers of Tiger Beat, a teen magazine. He also has appeared in about 30 films.

Woman pleads innocent to intruding in home

A female intruder allegedly found sleeping in a bed at Pamela Anderson's home has pleaded innocent to misdemeanor trespassing. Christine Evelyn Roth, 27, entered the plea Thursday and remained jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail. A pretrial hearing was set for March 15. Deputies were called to the former Baywatch star's home March 4 and arrested Roth, who was booked for investigation of trespassing and stalking. Roth wasn't charged with stalking because there was no evidence of a threat, said Deputy District Attorney Martin Herscovitz. "I think she wanted to see Pamela Anderson but there was no evidence she was there to hurt or threaten her," the prosecutor said.

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