Date: 20th September 2004

Macaulay Culkin arrested on drug charges

Macaulay Culkin has been arrested on drug charges in Oklahoma.

The 24-year-old actor, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, was taken into custody on allegations of possessing a controlled dangerous substance without a valid prescription and possession of marijuana, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office.

Culkin, who lives in New York City, was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and released after posting 2,250 bond.

Authorities allegedly confiscated about 17 grams (0.60 ounces) of marijuana from a vehicle in which Culkin was a passenger. Officers also found 16 milligrams of prescription medications used to control anxiety and seizures, according to a police report.

Culkin was in a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old New York City man who was stopped for driving 70mph in a 60mph speed zone and for making an improper lane change. After receiving a verbal warning, the driver allowed police to search the vehicle.

Culkin told an officer there was 1,690 in a bag on the floor of the car. The officer opened it and found a clear bag of what appeared to be marijuana, the report said.

A short time later, Culkin allegedly pulled another bag out of his pocket that contained white pills and other medication. Additional marijuana was found rolled in a metal cigarette box, according to the report.

Source: Press Release