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'CSI' Star -- Charged for 'Hillbilly Heroin'

7/7/2011 2:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "CSI" star Gary Dourdan has been charged with drug possession -- after officials determined he was carrying oxycontin when he smashed into several parked cars in Hollywood on June 13.

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The L.A. City Attorney tells TMZ ... Dourdan was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Initially, cops believed Dourdan was in possession of ecstasy during the incident ... but it appears the pills were later ID'd as oxycontin -- a prescription painkiller also known as "hillbilly heroin."

As for the vehicular destruction Dourdan allegedly caused that morning ... he won't face criminal charges for that ... it's the insurance company's problem.

If convicted on all charges, Gary faces up to a year in jail.


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1.

AdamJ    

My daughter turned 16 last month and there was just no way we could afford to add her to our existing car insurance policy. I started shopping around for new car insurance and found this site: ( http://tinyurl.com/FreeRateReport ) I just put in my ZIP code and received four quotes instantly after filling out the form. By comparing rates we were actually able to include my daughter in our new policy and not pay anymore per month for car insurance than we were originally paying for just me and my wife!

1149 days ago
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JoanneVLavender    

If Gary Dourdan had a prescription pain killer on him, and had a prescription for that pain killer, then the only thing he can be charged with is a DUI for driving while impaired on a prescription drug.

The article doesn't bother to mention whether or not he had a prescription for that particular controlled substance.

1149 days ago
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Koz    

Why do you think they got rid of him on CSI. I knew he was a drugie from the first time I say him. He was playing himself just like Charlie was on 2 1/2 men

1149 days ago
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dlee    

CBS did not kick him off CSI, he left on his own, wanted to branch out and do other things, unfortunately the only thing I see he has done is get himself in trouble.Never understood why actors leave top rated shows that pay well only to not be hired for anything else? can't figure that one, seems like a bad move. He should hire Jose Baez, he'll get him off!

1149 days ago
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Sue    

He lost his job on CSI drug addict I don't feel sorry for him. He has to grow the F--- up

1149 days ago
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weedo9    

I Will lay you odds he does not spend one day in jail.

1149 days ago
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Lynna Bell    

It appears that the Nightly News and the Internet do NOT agree. CASEY was NOT Convicted. She was innocent. Internet protocol state that WEBPAGES are loaded some TEN Years in advance, presupposing a VERDICT< When the Purported information is INACCURATE and DEFAMATORY it is grounds for MAJOR Law Suits in Libel. Libel is still ACTIONABLE. See the Court RECORDS as Public Information......INNOCENT

1149 days ago
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CAROL     

GARY DOURSAN WHEN I SAW YOU ON CSI I WAS SO PROD TO ANOTHER BLACK MAKE IT TO THE FILM ACT I ALWAS PRAY THAT EACH BLACK THAT
MAKE IT TO THE TOP DONT GO TO DRUGS STAY ON TOP SO WE CAN HAVE HOPE FOR ONE OTHER I WILL STILL PRAY FOR YOU ALL AND THE OTHERS THAT MAKE IT TO THE TOP THAT HAVE FAITH IN GOD TO KEEP THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH AND I PRAY YOU GET ON THE RIGHT PATH AND STAY WITH GOD LOVE GARY PRAY FOR US ALL THAT DRUGS STAY OUT OF OUR LIFE FOR EVER CAROL

1149 days ago
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Jose     

Well is a very comon problem now a days, having prescription drugs , thinking is ok to use em at any time, even driving? is a no no no!

1149 days ago
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PureRadiance    

I liked him on CSI. I thought he was good on that show. His habits outside the show are a bit surprising ummm wait no its Hollywood how could I be surprised. They make to darn much money and throw it in their veins up their nose because they have to much of it. Give me some of the money I can spend it on things like my children educations, nice vacations, good food oh yes I can think of ways to relieve you Hollywood people of your money yes I can!

1149 days ago
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Jene    

Stupid id as Stupid does! These stars have it all and yet they are never satisfied! Too bad, really did enjoy his acting!!

1149 days ago
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Linda    

What a waste of talent, good looks and God given blessings. I'd like to smack him upside the head. Where is the man's MOTHER??
What self preservation mechanism is missing when a person with so much to offer has such low self esteem he is hell bend on self distruction.

1149 days ago
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jiujitsu    

robert you are so typical in yout ignorance.I just love little petty mouthbreating bigots like you.You get so brave on the internet but when in public you run around with your tail between your legs.

1149 days ago
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Thom    

Tell me again why no charges were filed for the wrecks????

1149 days ago
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david    

ave joe you need to check your facts all the stores are selling things from other countries even when they say made in america all the cars have parts from different countries and only put together here in america learn the facts

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