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Leif Garrett faces heroin charge

Leif Garrett, February 2010
Garrett found fame as an actor and singer

Former US teen star Leif Garrett has been released on bail after he was arrested at a US underground station for allegedly possessing heroin.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said officers approached Garrett, 48, when they saw him "shaking and sweating" on the platform.

A search revealed drugs in his shoe. He is due in court on 24 February.

Garrett appeared in films including 1983's The Outsiders, alongside Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise.

A spokeswoman for Garrett did not comment.

In 2006, the actor - who made several films in the 1970s and 1980s and released 10 albums - was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation after opting out of a drug treatment programme.

He had originally been placed on the programme, as an alternative to prison time, over cocaine charges.

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