Troubled actor Tom Sizemore was arrested yesterday (11AUG04) after police discovered drugs at his West Hollywood home.

The BLACK HAWK DOWN star, 42, was taken into custody and released on $10,000 (GBP) bail after probation officers found "controlled substances" during a random visit to his mansion.

Sizemore was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation on misdemeanour abuse charges in October (03), over his volatile relationship with his ex-love, former madam Heidi Fleiss.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge ANTONIO BARRETO JR said he was willing to cut Sizemore's jail time in half if he behaved himself and successfully complete a drug rehabilitation program.

Prosecutors recently alleged the star violated his probation by testing positive for methamphetamine, but his attorney MICHAEL ROVELL attributed the result to a prescription drug.

Sizemore is due to appear at a 2 September (04) court hearing to determine whether he violated his probation in that instance.

12/08/2004 09:22