Exclusive: Leif Garrett Busted For Black Tar Heroin in Downtown Los Angeles

By Mary Murphy

Entertainment Tonight has confirmed exclusively that teen heartthrob Leif Garrett was arrested for possession of black tar heroin by L.A. County Sheriff’s detectives at a Metrolink station near Pershing Square at 11:20 a.m. on Monday.

The detectives, who recognized the former child star, approached him after observing him shaking and sweating on the platform waiting to board a train.

Garrett told the detectives he was “nervous around people in law enforcement because he used to be a heroin addict,” L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. spokesperson Steve Whitmore said. Garrett was arrested in 2006 on possession of drugs.

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