LOS ANGELES – Leif Garrett was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation after opting out of a drug treatment program.
The 44-year-old former teen idol was given credit Thursday for the jail time he had already served since being taken into custody March 30 after a Superior Court commissioner determined he failed several drug tests while staying in a live-in drug diversion program.
Garrett's attorney, Andrew Flier, said his client decided to leave the program, which required frequent tests and daily counseling, because it was too strict.
Garrett pleaded guilty last year to attempted possession of cocaine-based narcotics based on a 2004 arrest and was placed in a less stringent, outpatient rehab program. Earlier this year, he checked into the live-in program after he failed a drug test and acknowledged he needed more help.
Garrett has appeared in three dozen films, mostly in the 1970s and '80s, and has released 10 music albums.