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'CSI' Star

Popped for

Heroin, Coke, Ecstasy

4/29/2008 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"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.

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

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136.

nancy17    

He is such a great actor and it is too bad that he is on these dangerous drugs. I hope he gets the help he needs.

2335 days ago
137.

grr    

Oh, you locals dont like us coming for coachella do you?? Do you like the millions of dollars we spend that contributes to your crap economy??? Its one weekend out of the year. That place sucks otherwise.


Funny story though. I was walking out to my car saturday night, and this guy with a huuuge professional looking camera (HAD to be a pap) tears it around this corner, nearly knocks the crud outta me. Like 5 seconds later, there are like 5 carts with concert people and a few with cops chasing him through a crowd. Wonder what he got on his camera? Id love to know what happened with that.......

2335 days ago
138.

EL RAFAEL    

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST! THIS IS NOT THE FIRST ACTOR, NOR WILL HE BE THE LAST TO GET CAUGHT OUT THERE WITH THEIR PERSONAL CHOICE OF MIND ALTERING GARBAGE. PLEASE CALL 1-800 REHAB ME..LOTS OF LUCK!!!

2335 days ago
139.

melissa    

He is so cute!!! Too bad hes a druggy

2335 days ago
140.

MCC    

My mom and I were thinking that this is just like the episode of CSI when he falls asleep and he wakes up and the hooker was found in his car dead. I don't think Grissom can help him out this time.

2335 days ago
141.

whatev    

This must be the clue that is in the upcoming episodes. This has to be part of the show. Where's Grissom to help him out!

2335 days ago
142.

Eddie    

What they forget to say in this story is he was found on a street in Palm springs were "gay" men look for sex! Not that that matters, but give you the reason he might have benn on that street, Warm Sands Road, Palm springs, CA!

2335 days ago
143.

Mad Alexandre    

Wow Gary,
All of those different drugs, and you, asleep in your car near the police station?? Sounds to me like suicide, or a SET UP. Come back to Chi-town, and we'll take care of you. In the meantime, chin up!

2334 days ago
144.

Juanita Velez    

What no smartass comments about Gary like always TMZ?!

2334 days ago
145.

m.wilkins    

ITS A SAD STORY WHEN WE SEE SOMEONE WITH SO MUCH TALENT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THESE SITUATIONS....BUT I BELIEVE HE CAN BOUNCE BACK....MAYBE THIS IS JUST A WAKE UP CALL FOR FUTURE GREATNESS!!!!!

2334 days ago
146.

Janet Hastie    

I Hate to see the term "Buckweat" used and other negative terms. I have watched CSI from the beginning and loved the show. It wil probably end after this season or next. I loved the group of actors-All. They are great including the one in trouble now. I loved his acting and he is and was a important part of the show. I realized he had a problem and hope he gets it together. He was picked up with quite a mixer of drugs and being asleep in the car. It's odd that the put his problem in some of the story lines
I hope him well for his is such a good actor.

2334 days ago
147.

Destinygirl    

I have all the hope that he will get back on the right track.Everyone has a hard time . I know he will do better.

2334 days ago
148.

Ciao Ciao    

Lets not forget he is one of the CSI Crew. CSI rules , and so does its actors and actresses. Dont tell me, you NEVER got caught in an "un-mentionable" situation. We are all human, children of God. Just because he is WHO he is, makes this story what it is!
Yep, he got busted...maybe this is GODS way of telling him to get help He didnt listen before, but now he has no choice.
My prayers go out to Gary

2334 days ago
149.

frogs and gravel    

I am not an Eddie Murphy fan but the only time he made me laugh was when he did an
obvious parody of "Buckwheat" on Saturday Night LIve.
Someone posted earlier that
maybe the reason he pulled over was that he realized how trashed he was and he did not
want to kill anybody. It is just my opinion but I do not believe that Anybody has ever pulled
over to the side of the road and risked getting a D.U.I. because they thought they were to
drunk (high etc.) to drive. The goal is always to get home in your driveway no matter what.

Do not feel to bad for him because he will receive monthly checks for eight years he acted
on C.S.I.

2334 days ago
150.

Kathy Henderson    

I do agree with a lot of comments that I have been reading, but not the one's that are trying to kick Gary down more. But, yes he has made a foolish mistake in dealing,taking, etc, with drugs, but again, some people do not know how to handle stress in their life and drugs are the flight they take.

None of us know what Gary is or has been going through, therefore should not judge what he has been doing. The only thing I can say to the drugs, is that there is nothing or anything too stressful in this life that we have to start taking drugs to kill ourselves slowly, or even quickly with the use of drugs. Stressful things in our lives will only be temporary if we take responsibility in a positive manner and get the help that we need before things are out of control. There are so many other avenue's Gary could have taken instead of "DRUGS", he is more intelligent than his actions, so I really wish that he had taken a 12 step counseling program. I really don't know that Dr. Drew would have been an ideal counselor for him, he needed some one on one. Don't get me wrong, I know Dr. Drew is ok, but him taking on all of the Hollywood so called celeb's who couldn't handle their fame, seems to have brought him down a bit in my book. He should have stayed an internal profession physicologist, this is my own personal opinion.

Gary's drug habit probably was already addressed with the CSI cast, crew, producers, etc. This is probably why they started profiling him as a habitual gambler, slurred roles, etc. This would be how he would be removed from the show, howerver Gary blew it, he got busted and didn't get to walk away silently before the public caught on to his drug habit.

I'm sorry that this happened to a really talented guy, whether he be black,white,green, polk dots, purple, etc. this is just a waste of someone's career. I do wish him the best, I enjoyed him on CSI, this is one of my favorite TV shows, I go to sleep watching them almost everynight.

If my mind serves me right, Gary started his acting career years ago in porn movies. I happen to have one of him in it. I will not tell you which ones, but he definitely was fantastic in them. He isn't only talented, but gorgeous.

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