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Actor Arrested on Drug Possession

September 19, 2004|From Reuters

OKLAHOMA CITY — Actor Macaulay Culkin has been arrested in Oklahoma City on suspicion of possessing marijuana and a controlled substance, police said Saturday.

Culkin, 24, best known for his childhood roles in the "Home Alone" movies, was arrested during a traffic stop Friday afternoon. He was taken to jail after a police officer said he found 17.3 grams of marijuana and prescription drugs that Culkin apparently obtained without a prescription. He was released on $4,000 bail Friday night, the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department said.

Culkin, who recently appeared in the movies "Saved!" and "Party Monster," had no comment when he left the jail.

According to the arrest report, an Oklahoma City police officer pulled over a car speeding on an interstate. Culkin was a passenger in the vehicle driven by a man from New York.

The officer asked Culkin and the driver to step out of the car after the driver, identified as Brett M. Tabisel, had given the officer permission to search the vehicle. The pair said they were driving from New York to Los Angeles, according to the police report.

A search of the car revealed marijuana, the anxiety-relieving medication Xanax and sleeping pills. The medication was in plastic sandwich bags; some of the marijuana was in a metal cigarette box, the report said.

The officer said the two cooperated and quickly surrendered the drugs.

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