1970s teen idol Leif Garrett arrested in LA

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 6:11 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Seventies teen idol Leif Garrett was being held without bail after authorities said he was suspected of carrying narcotics and not having a subway ticket.

Garrett, 44, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Saturday on the platform of the Pershing Square Red Line station when he didn't have a ticket, authorities said. Deputies found suspected narcotics during a search, officials said.

He has not been charged and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, according to the sheriff's Web site.

Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, said Garrett was being held without bail because he had violated the terms of his probation for a previous offense. He pleaded guilty in March to attempted possession of cocaine-based narcotics and was placed on probation, Gibbons said.

A judge last month issued a bench warrant for his arrest for an unspecified reason, she said.

An e-mail sent to a spokeswoman listed on Garrett's Web site was not immediately returned early Wednesday.

Garrett has appeared in three dozen films, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s, and has released 10 music albums.

In 1979, he rear-ended another car while driving a Porsche, leaving his passenger disabled.