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Gary Dourdan pleads guilty to possession of cocaine & ecstasy

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Gary Dourdan, best known for his role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, pleaded guilty to counts of cocaine and Ecstasy possession during his arraignment Wednesday in Indio, Calif.

Dressed in a navy blue suit, light blue shirt and matching striped tie, Dourdan casually flashed the peace sign as he left court, got into the back of a waiting car and drove away.

He was charged with three counts of felony drug possession following his April 28 early-morning arrest in Palm Springs, Calif. The heroin count was dismissed.

“As a result of today’s proceedings, Gary has been given diversion (a drug treatment program),” his lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley said outside the Lawson Justice Center. “He very much regrets what happened and he’s very embarrassed by what occurred, but he’s looking forward to moving on and getting back to work.”

Dourdan had faced up to three years and eight months based on the charges filed against him. Instead, he faces no prison time, but must complete the 16-class drug program.

Holley added: “He is very grateful to the court for being understanding and giving him an opportunity to resolve the issue and move forward.”

The Weekend of His Arrest
Police spotted Dourdan, 41, sleeping in his car on the wrong side of the street. He was charged with possession of cocaine, heroin and Ecstasy and released on $5,000 bail.

The weekend before his arrest, Dourdan attended the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in nearby Indio, Calif.

“Obviously, I am embarrassed to find myself in this situation,” he said in a statement to People, “and I am profoundly grateful to everyone for their support.”

Dourdan played Warrick Brown in the popular CBS crime show. In the season finale, a crooked officer shot his character twice in the neck. A show source said it was common knowledge that Dourdan’s contract was up at the end of the season.

His rep said Dourdan was preparing to star in a French horror film called Black Jack, where he plays an American soldier who parachutes into a French village exposed to chemical warfare during World War II.



Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 at 11:11am
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Felony Drug Charges for Gary Dourdan


CSI star Gary Dourdan was formally charged with felony drug possession following his April 28 arrest in Palm Springs, Calif., prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Three felonies were filed in all, for possession of heroin, cocaine and ecstasy. Dourdan’s arraignment is set for May 28.

“If convicted, Dourdan faces a probation term and could be required to complete a drug treatment program,” said Michael Jeandron, a rep for the Riverside County District Attorney. “If he completes it, the charges will be dismissed.”

In a statement to PEOPLE last weekend, Dourdan, 41, said, “Obviously I am embarrassed to find myself in this situation, and I am profoundly grateful to everyone for their support.”


Posted Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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Gary Dourdan plans to teach others about the dangers of drugs

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Shamed CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan is planning a series of events to “get the word out that you don’t need a bunch of nasty chemicals to have a good time” in the wake of his drug possession arrest last week.

The actor was apprehended by police in Palm Springs, California after he was found asleep in his incorrectly parked car after attending the Coachella Festival.

Dourdan hopes to announce his plans by the time he is arraigned on May 28th.

The actor has already apologised publicly to fans and now he’s apologizing to country star Taylor Swift after his legal woes in the desert forced him to pull out of a planned awards show to honor the singer.

Dourdan was set to present Swift with an award at Hollywood Life magazine’s 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards last week.

He says, “I am so sorry to all my fans, especially the young ones, like Taylor Swift, who I should’ve been supporting… instead of driving tired in the desert.”



Posted Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 7:07am
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“CSI” Star Popped for Heroin, Coke, Ecstasy


“CSI’s” Gary Dourdan was busted in Palm Springs yesterday on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the actor was asleep in his car at 5:21 AM when they approached the vehicle and made the bust.

Dourdan was taken to Palm Springs jail where he posted $5,000 and bailed out.


Here’s Gary Dourdan in his better days. 🙂

Posted Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 3:15pm
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