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Actor Brad Renfro Arrested in Drug Sting (Update: DEAD)

Old 12-23-05, 02:27 PM
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Actor Brad Renfro Arrested in Drug Sting (Update: DEAD)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051223/.../people_renfro


LOS ANGELES - Actor
Brad Renfro was arrested in a sting operation after he allegedly tried to buy heroin near downtown's Skid Row, police said.

Renfro, 23, was booked for investigation of felony attempting to possess heroin, Detective Ron Hodges said.

"He was intending to buy real heroin from an undercover officer," Hodges said.

Renfro, the star of the 1994 film "The Client," was caught during a random sting operation Thursday that resulted in the arrests of 14 other suspects, Hodges said.

Renfro's lawyer did not immediately return a call for comment placed after business hours Thursday.

The actor was charged in 1998 with possession of cocaine and marijuana, but avoided jail time in a plea deal.

He was sentenced to two years' probation in January 2001 on charges of trying to steal a yacht in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

He was arrested in May 2001 and charged with underage drinking. The next year, he was charged with driving without a license and public intoxication. Both violated terms of his probation. Renfro was ordered into an alcohol rehabilitation program in March 2002.

His movie credits include "Ghost World," "Bully" and "Apt Pupil."
And from his biography:

Acted in school productions sponsored by DARE, a program in which youngsters act in plays that dramatize the dangers of drugs

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Old 12-23-05, 02:30 PM
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Just say *NO!* to stealing yachts, buying herion, and sex with Bryan Singer!!
Old 12-23-05, 02:36 PM
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So, new rule. Anytime there is an article on a "celebrity," we need a picture of that celebrity in the first post.
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He seemed like such a clean cut boy too!
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
So, new rule. Anytime there is an article on a "celebrity," we need a picture of that celebrity in the first post.

done!
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who??!!
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Originally Posted by adamblast
Just say *NO!* to stealing yachts, buying herion, and sex with Bryan Singer!!
Although I'm supposing it would be better than sex with say, Victor Salva....

(Oh God, I'm sorry for this post!)
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Who?
Old 12-23-05, 03:22 PM
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SMB-IL :
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I remember this kid from that John Grisham movie. He was supposedly going to be a big star, but he started using drugs and went crazy after that.
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Who?
He's the director of Powder and those Jeeper Creepers movies. He's also a convicted child molestor, supposedly touching a 12 year old boy and whatnot.
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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...07.story?coll=

Pic in upper right corner. Scary, but photoshop worthy.
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Child molesters should not be allowed to buy heroin.
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Originally Posted by jaeufraser
He's the director of Powder and those Jeeper Creepers movies. He's also a convicted child molestor, supposedly touching a 12 year old boy and whatnot.
A perfectly fair overview of the rotund Mr. Salva, but Brian may have been asking who Brad Renfro is--he hasn't exactly made a name for himself since his initial starring roles.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...07.story?coll=

Pic in upper right corner. Scary, but photoshop worthy.

Brad's hair is thinning pretty quickly, at such a young age.

I wonder if Daddy Cool might make an appearance soon ?

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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
done!
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Update!


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Brad Renfro, former child star in such films as "The Client" and "Tom and Huck," was ordered into drug treatment program on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to charges of trying to buy heroin.

Renfro, 23, whose arrest in a skid-row drug sweep by undercover police was captured in a front-page picture of the Los Angeles Times, also was placed on three years probation, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

As a condition of his probation, Renfro must submit to random drug tests, spokeswoman Jane Robison said, adding that the actor is slated for another court appearance on March 6.

Renfro was one of 14 people arrested in a December 22 police sting operation aimed at cracking down on narcotics trafficking in the skid row section of Los Angeles.

A photograph of Renfro's arrest, showing the performer dressed in a military shirt, his pants pockets inside out and his hands being bound behind him, ran on the front page of the next day's Los Angeles Times.

It was the latest in a string of run-ins Renfro has had with law enforcement during the past several years, including an arrest for trying to steal a yacht in Florida in August 2000.

Renfro made his film debut at age 12 as a young boy who knew too much in the 1994 thriller "The Client," starring Tommy Lee Jones and
Susan Sarandon, and gained notice the following year as the best friend of a young AIDS patient in "The Cure."

Also Thursday, the City Attorney's Office reported that comedian Tracy Morgan, a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live," pleaded no contest last Friday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge stemming from a traffic stop in December.

Morgan, 37, who also starred in his own short-lived NBC sitcom, was placed on three years probation and was ordered to attend alcohol awareness classes, City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

The comedian, best known on "SNL" for his impressions of such celebrities as
Cuba Gooding Jr., Della Reese and Louie Armstrong, was initially stopped for speeding on December 2 in Hollywood, Mateljan said.
And the obligatory picture:
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
done!
Red X's don't count.
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This is your last chance, Brad. Eleven strikes and you're out!
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I love the sheer pointlessness of this exercise, and how proud they all are of it

"The message we want to send is: You don't come buy your drugs downtown unless you want to end up in jail," said Capt. Andy Smith, who ran the operation.
great message! Go buy them somewhere else!!
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"The message we want to send is: You don't come buy your drugs downtown unless you want to end up in jail," said Capt. Andy Smith, who ran the operation.
Aren't drugs the only reason people go to downtown L.A.?
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Update: DEAD


LOS ANGELES Brad Renfro, the young actor whose film career began at age 12 with "The Client" before dissolving as he struggled with drug and alcohol problems, has died. He was 25. His body was found in his Los Angeles home early Tuesday, his lawyer Richard Kaplan said. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Renfro served 10 days in jail in May 2006 after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated and pleading guilty to attempted possession of heroin.
Renfro's lawyer Richard Kaplan said the 25-year-old actor's body was found in his Los Angeles home early Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.

He starred opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in "The Client." His other credits include "Ghost World" and "The Jacket."
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Aren't drugs the only reason people go to downtown L.A.?
Well there was Al's Bar, but that closed down years ago.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
This is your last chance, Brad. Eleven strikes and you're out!
Looks like he went for number 11.
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Wow.
Wow.
So, so sad.





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