Catching Up With Leif Garrett Again

Leif Garrett, then and now.
Leif Garrett, then and now.

Leif Garrett's arrest for drug possession Monday morning at the Metrolink station in downtown Los Angeles is a good excuse as any to revisit Dave Wielenga's great 1999 article, "Shakin' Like a Leif: Kicking Smack With Leif Garrett."

What's the deal is with the 48-year-old former teen idol and commuter trains? He was arrested for possession of heroin and Quaaludes while riding a Metro Red Line train in LA without a ticket in 2006.

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