Dourdan Pleads Guilty On Drug Possession, Avoids Jail
LATEST: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION star Gary Dourdan will avoid jail after pleading guilty to cocaine and ecstasy possession on Wednesday (28May08).
The actor was arraigned in a California court after facing three felony counts for possession of a controlled substance, following his arrest on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs last month (Apr08).
Charges of heroin possession have been dismissed and Dourdan has been instructed to complete a 16-class drug program, after which all remaining charges will be dropped.
The 41-year-old was apprehended by police in Palm Springs, California after he was found asleep in his incorrectly parked car early on 28 April (08). Cops then searched his vehicle, and arrested the actor on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.
Dourdan posted $5,000 (GBP2,500) bail and was released following the incident.
And he is relieved he will not be spending time behind bars.
He says, "Obviously, I am embarrassed to find myself in this situation and I am profoundly grateful to everyone for their support."