Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

09 May 2007

News on the Wire

I just read this news. Bakersfield and crystal meth? I feel so bad for this guy!
Troubled actor Tom Sizemore has been arrested on suspicion of using crystal methamphetamine in a car outside a hotel in Bakersfield, California. The 45-year-old, who is on probation for a 2004 drug offense, was picked up by police yesterday morning after an associate, Jason Salcido, reportedly got into an altercation with an employee of the Four Points Sheraton hotel.Thirty-three-year-old Salcido, who is on parole, was also arrested after police claim to have found him carrying a "narcotic smoking pipe." Sizemore was taken into custody when cops then searched a car he was sitting in, allegedly finding two bags of crystal methamphetamine and pipes. The pair were booked for investigation of possession of methamphetamine, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. In October 2004, the Saving Private Ryan star was convicted of methamphetamine possession. The following year, his probation was revoked after he admitting faking a drug test. Sizemore tested positive for drug use in January 2006 - he was given three years probation and ordered to submit to weekly drug tests. In 2003, he was found guilty of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.