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"Home Improvement" Kid

Taran Noah Smith

Busted for Drug Possession

2/1/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Taran Noah Smith
Taran Noah Smith
, the youngest kid from "Home Improvement," was arrested early this morning for alleged DUI and possession of drugs -- hash, to be specific.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 27-year-old Smith was arrested in LA County around 1:00AM. Cops believe he was under the influence of marijuana at the time of his arrest -- and we're told they also found a stash of hash ... a type of marijuana.

Smith, best known for his role as little Mark Taylor, is still in custody ... currently being booked for the DUI and the drug possession, which is a felony.

Sources tell us ... Smith was behind the wheel of his 1998 silver Honda Accord, which was parked at an angle in front of a fire hydrant when an officer decided to investigate the situation.

We're told the officer smelled a "strong odor" of weed and believed Smith was under the influence.



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Hash is the least of his problems.

Blast from the past: When Smith was 17, he married Heidi Van Pelt, a vegan food guru sixteen years his senior. He thought it would help him to gain custody of his $1.5 million Home Improvement earnings, which he believed were being squandered by his parents.

The Story.
Smith and Van Pelt (at left) started a vegan foods company called Playfood, Inc., which they ran illegally out of the Sherman Oaks home Smith had bought during his childhood. Smith told the National Enquirer that the marriage soured when his wife told him she preferred women to men.

Whatever the case, in 2007 it was reported that the bank had foreclosed on Smith's home. Further investigation by entertainment media (i.e. TMZ) showed that Smith's house was in deplorable condition, with walls ripped apart and graffitied. The real estate listing on the $1,149,900 house bluntly stated, "Absolutely the worst house in a prime location."

964 days ago


You have to be a complete idiot to have hash in one of the few states that make it a felony. Especially since it is really only marijuana. This guy is dumb.

964 days ago


Hashish IS a derivitive of the cannabis plant, yes, the same plant that brings us marijuana. Now you know.
Also, where or where can I gets me summa dat? Haven't had it since the 80's....lurved it!

964 days ago


hash is NOT a form of's an opiate,opie.....i've heard that you can smoke it,put it in baking,put stick it on a pin,light it,put a glass i.e. over it,wait for it to fill with the smoke and then inhale it,to get a great buzz,,, mean that's what i have been told....yeah ,that's what i've been told....not that I wouuld know...i'm just sayin'......;)

964 days ago

Fat Mike    

He should have got his certificate. He'd still be done for DUI but the posession charge wouldn't be an issue.
That's gonna hurt him, especially when it comes to travelling.

964 days ago


This is no surprise; but, instead it's a confirmation. The kid is weird.

964 days ago


I can't believe I never burned my lips hot-knifing back in the day. Lot's of friends - not so lucky. Painful, and pretty well everyone would know how it happened.

964 days ago


His gay bro should come down and bail him out.

964 days ago


He's probably trying to forget how he went from cute kid to adult dork.

964 days ago


Why hash when you can get such pucka weed in the States?

964 days ago

Amy Sweet    

I cant believe he is not a patient! And Smokin hash does not impare driving! This is a stupid charge and the WORLD needs 2 LEGALIZE THC period!

964 days ago


Too much money and time to get into trouble. They are rich and think they are above the law. Never learn. Maybe he will get Lilo's judge and get off scott free.

964 days ago


Another pothead going to say weed is harmless. I am glad he didn't hurt someone else.

964 days ago


Gotta love it when these morons make it so easy for the cops. Parking at an angle in front of a fire hydrant is a huge red flag that says "come investigate me cops!"

964 days ago


Hahaha thats funny...seriously a waste of taxpayers money!!!
Poor kid was just having some fun let him alone!!

964 days ago
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