Date: 11th March 2011
Cops raided Charlie Sheen's home on Thursday night after they received a call claiming the star had violated a court order by allegedly keeping a gun in the house.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers showed up at the troubled actor's Los Angeles property with a search warrant in an attempt to locate any firearms or ammunition, according to TMZ.com.
Police have been probing reports of possible criminal activity linked to drugs or weapons, as the restraining order granted to Sheen's estranged wife Brooke Mueller earlier this month prevents him from possessing weapons.
Officers discovered an antique rifle from the 1800s and "a few bullets", according to Sheen's lawyer Mark Gross - but no other weapons were found. Gross also confirmed cops were reacting to a complaint from an unknown person who had made a statement about a gun.
The former Two And A Half Men actor was not arrested following the raid and was reportedly co-operative with officials.
As reports of the bust emerged online and on news channels, Sheen took to his Twitter.com page to play down the drama, writing, "All good here on homefront. All reports are false. I'll explain more very soon..."
He later added, "The LAPD were AWESOME. Absolute pros! They can protect and serve this Warlock anytime!"
Source: Press Release