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Seems that the teen hero singer from the 1970's has fallen on hard times. Its a pity, you never know how people will end up.

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Leif Garrett was made for dancing. That, and getting busted.

Garrett's plunge from the heights of teen idoldom continued over the weekend, with the former Tiger Beat centerfold jailed in Los Angeles on yet another drug charge.

The onetime Outsiders star, now 44, was picked up by cops Saturday after getting caught trying to catch a free ride on a downtown subway. He was detained at the Pershing Square Red Line station when it was discovered he didn't have a ticket. A search turned up heroin, according to officials.

Garrett is being held without bail because of an outstanding warrant for allegedly violating his probation on a prior drug count, per jail officials.

He pleaded guilty last March to attempted possession of cocaine and was placed on probation, says Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Count District Attorney's office. The warrant was issued in December, according to Gibbons, who declined to specify the reason.

The entertainer is due in court later Wednesday.

Garrett's reps could not immediately be reached for comment, but as faithful viewers of Behind the Music know, he's had a long history of substance-abuse problems.

In 1999, he was arrested for cocaine and heroin possession after trying to score drugs from an undercover cop. The case was eventually dismissed, but not before Garrett was forced to enter rehab. It was his second court-ordered trip: Garrett did an earlier stint in 1997 following a cocaine bust.

Shortly after topping the charts with 1979's "I Was Made for Dancing," the 17-year-old Garrett was rung up for slamming his Porsche into another car, an accident that left his passenger, best friend Roland Winkler, paralyzed. The singer was alleged to have been drinking at the time.

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By netchicken: posted on 19-1-2006

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