Former 1970’s child star and teen idol Leif Garrett was arrested at the Los Angeles Metrolink Station by the LA County Sheriff’s Department for possession of black tar heroin. According to, he was released on $10,000.00 bail. He must report to court February 24, 2010.

Leif Garrett skyrocketed to teen idol status with the release of his self-titled album in 1977. He appeared in movies Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band and The Outsiders.

Garrett, 48, has a life-long history of drug-related incidents and arrests.

  • 1979, Leif Garrett was high on Quaaludes, crashed his Porsche, and left his best friend who was a passenger as a paraplegic.
  • 1996, Leif declared on VH1’s Behind the Music that he was drug-free. A few months later, he was arrested after buying drugs from undercover cops in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park.
  • 2005, Leif plead guilty to possessing cocaine. He would be re-arrested later for violating the terms of his probation.
  • 2006, Garrett was arrested after he was caught riding on the Metro Red Line without a ticket. Law Enforcement found him to be in possession of Quaaludes and heroin at that time. He was subsequently sentenced to a drug-rehab program where he would live; however, he decided the facility was “too strict” and left. He was arrested, sentenced to 90-days in jail, and three years probation.