BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Winona Ryder should do community service, get drug counseling and pay $26,000 in fines and restitution for stealing from a Saks Fifth Avenue, a prosecutor recommended in a legal memo filed in advance of the actress' sentencing.
In the memorandum, Deputy District Attorney Ann Rundle also revealed that Ryder possessed eight different painkilling prescription drugs when she was arrested at the Beverly Hills department store last year.
The presence of drugs was raised in support of the prosecutor's recommendation that Ryder receive drug and psychiatric counseling.
The Oscar-nominated actress was convicted Nov. 6 of grand theft and vandalism for shoplifting more than $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks. Ryder, star of "Little Women" and "Girl, Interrupted," is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.
Rundle said at the time of the conviction that she would not seek a prison sentence.
According to Rundle's memo, filed Monday and released Tuesday by the district attorney's office, police were able to confirm that Ryder had prescriptions for seven of the drugs. A drug charge against Ryder was dismissed when a doctor subsequently confirmed that he prescribed the eighth drug, Endocet.
Other narcotics in her possession, according to the memo, were liquid Demerol, liquid Diazepam, Vicoprofen, Vicoden, Percodan, Valium and morphine sulfate.
Ryder's attorney, Mark Geragos, said Tuesday that he had not seen the memo had no immediate comment.
Ryder faced up to three years in prison. The prosecutor suggested three years' probation instead, with the day of her booking being counted as one day in custody so that in the future the Saks theft would count as a prior conviction.
Rundle also recommended 480 hours of community service, and urged that Ryder be ordered to pay Saks restitution of $6,335.40 for stolen merchandise. She also recommended fines totaling $20,000.