Andy Dick Pleads Not Guilty in Drug Case

Comic actor Andy Dick (search), who starred in the NBC series "NewsRadio" and the 1998 movie "Bongwater," pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.

An attorney entered the plea Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court on behalf of the 38-year-old actor, records show.

A June 29 pretrial hearing was ordered for Dick, who was cited for allegedly possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.

Dick, who currently appears in the ABC comedy "Less Than Zero," (search) was arrested by Indio police on May 2 after a security guard at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival reportedly saw him trying to light a joint.

Three years ago, a Los Angeles judge dismissed felony drug charges against the comedian after he successfully completed an 18-month diversion program.

On June 11, 2001, Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus dismissed a felony charge of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and a smoking device.

The actor had pleaded guilty to those counts in August 1999.

Afterward, Dick said in a statement that he was happy he had the time to "conquer my problems."