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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Culkin Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (AP) -- Former child star Macaulay Culkin pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of possession of medication without a prescription and marijuana and was given a deferred sentence.

Culkin, star of the "Home Alone" films, was arrested September 17 after police stopped a car in which he was a passenger. Officers found over a half-ounce of marijuana and several tablets of Xanax, a prescription medication used to treat depression and panic disorders, court records show.

He was given 1-year deferred sentences on each of the charges and was assessed $540 in fees.

Assistant District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Culkin had completed all requirements of his probation before coming to court, including passing a drug and alcohol assessment.

"This was a rare circumstance for Mr. Culkin," Mashburn said. "He was not an abuser."

Since when does the prosecutor get to determine what constitutes "use" and what constitutes "abuse" and where is it written in law that "abusers" should be punished more harshly than "users"? I wonder how many "users" are sitting in Oklahoma prison cells today? Considering their drug laws are as draconian as Alabama's I'd wager a great many.

Culkin, 24, arrived in court about 10 minutes before his case, wearing a gray suit and a white open-collared shirt. He made no audible comments.

He testified recently in the Michael Jackson child molestation case, saying he spent time with Jackson as a boy and was never molested


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