Leif Garrett

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Leif Garrett was made for dancin'...and for runnin' afoul of L.A.'s finest.

The once-upon-a-time teen idol was collared by sheriff's deputies Monday and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

According to a sheriff's spokeswoman, officers patroling a downtown Metrolink station deemed Garrett was acting suspiciously. He was searched, unspecified drugs were allegedly found, and he was taken into custody around 11:20 a.m. He was sprung after posting bond this morning.

This isn't the first time the singer-actor has ran into trouble taking public transport. (Dude, nobody takes transit in L.A.; you're automatically suspicious.)

Garrett was arrested on similar charges in 2006 after being found in possession of heroin and Quaaludes on the Metro Red Line. He wound up spending 90 days in jail for that ill-fated train ride.

The fallen Tiger Beat pinup also entered a court-ordered drug treatment program after violating his probation for a 2005 cocaine charge, one of a string of drug busts for Garrett over the past decade.

He's due in court for his latest misstep on Feb. 24.


Leif is the latest celeb who's run afoul with the law. Just take a gander at our Court Appearances photo gallery.

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