The fall from grace is that much harder when you’re famous. Many, many celebrities have been busted with drug possession and other drug-related offenses. Here are just 10 celebs who were arrested for drug possession.
#1. Fiona Apple
She’s a singer and songwriter, who’s probably best known for her songs Shadowboxer and Criminal, for which she won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Apple was arrested for possession of marijuana and hashish on Sept. 19, 2012.
#2. Robert Downey Jr.
It’s quite well known that RDJ has struggled with drug addiction and the law quite a lot in the past. Although the actor has been arrested multiple times on drug-related charges that involved cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, today Downey is thriving in his program of recovery and his career.
#3. Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion)
In 1990, was convicted of felony possession of drugs and possession for sale. Snoop was even once on trial facing murder charges but it never stuck. Snoop an avid pot-smoker and advocate, was again arrested two more times in 2012 for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
#4. Tom Sizemore
Sizemore was arrested on May 8th of 2007 for possession of crystal meth. This happened while he was already on probation for a previous drug conviction.
#5. Yasmine Bleeth
She’s best known for her Baywatch bod but, at the height of her addiction, Bleeth says she would go on benders where she wouldn’t sleep for up to five days. She went into rehab in 2000 for cocaine and meth addiction. In 2001, Bleeth was arrested after her car pulled off the highway and wound up on a median. Police found four syringes with an injectable form of cocaine in them.
#6. Craig Robinson
Perhaps best known for his role on the hit sitcom and mockumentary The Office, Robinson was arrested on June 29, 2008 for possession of meth, coke, and ecstasy.
#7. Matthew McConaughey
Well known actor McConaughey (Dazed and Confused, Magic Mike, Wolf of Wall Street) was arrested for marijuana possession back in 1999. You can see that it didn’t hurt his career at all.
#8. George Michael
Back in 1988, George Michael shocked his fans when he was arrested for engaging in a lewd act in a Beverly Hills park, and was also busted for possession of crack.
#9. Gary Dourdan
Back in 2008 one early morning, the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star was found by police passed out in his car in Palm Springs, California. He was arrested on suspicion of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Cops found “suspected cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, miscellaneous prescription drugs and paraphernalia” in his possession.
Dourdan was again arrested in 2011 after crashing into two parked cars, at which time he was charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
#10. Paris Hilton
Back in 2010, hotel heiress Hilton was arrested on suspicion of felony cocaine possession.
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