Macaulay Culkin arraigned on misdemeanor drug charges


Thursday, October 14th 2004, 6:09 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Actor Macaulay Culkin has pleaded innocent to misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession, and possession of anti-anxiety pills without a prescription.

The former child star of such films as ``Home Alone,'' was arrested in Oklahoma City last month while riding in a rental car being driven by a friend.

Culkin was taken into custody after officers allegedly found more than a half-ounce of marijuana and several Xanax tablets. The medicine is used to treat depression and panic disorders, but requires a prescription.

The 24-year-old actor's next court appearance is December second. Culkin, a New York resident, remains free on bail.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Actor Macaulay Culkin has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of marijuana and prescription anxiety pills.

Culkin, who is best known for his role in the film, ``Home Alone,'' was arraigned on the two misdemeanor charges in Oklahoma County District Court. His next court appearance was set for December second.

He was arrested September 17th after police stopped a car in which Culkin was a passenger. Officers found over a half ounce of marijuana and several Xanax tablets, prescription medication used to treat depression and panic disorders. Authorities say he did not have a prescription.