UPDATE, FEB. 24, 8:04 A.M.: Oil heir Jason Davis, who was busted for alleged heroin use and pipe possession in Newport Beach last month, could get up to three years behind bars if convicted of the charges prosecutors have filed against him.
The grandson of billionaire Marvin Davis faces three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor use of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA).
He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Under Proposition 36, Davis could also be sentenced to a drug-diversion program in lieu of jail time, according to the OCDA.
Known as “Gummi Bear” because of his not-so-svelte physique, the socialite actor was previously arrested for possessing heroin and DUI in early March 2008. That July, he pleaded guilty to the possession rap and no contest to the DUI, earning a 36-month drug-program sentence.
His brother, Alexander Davis, and actor Tom Arnold tore up Jason's LA apartment with a baseball bat and staged an
intervention in December 2009 to get him into rehab.
On a Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew reunion special that aired on VH-1 two days before his Jan. 27 Zooport arrest, Davis professed to being clean.
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 28, 7:32 P.M.:
A day Two days after the airing of a Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew reunion special on VH-1 that featured Jason Davis professing to be clean, the grandson of billionaire Marvin Davis and brother of Brandon “Greasy Bear” Davis was
apparently arrested Thursday night in Newport Beach for possession of a controlled substance.
TMZ has the scoop.
Davis was reportedly held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
“Jason was honest about struggles with his sobriety on the reunion show,” a disappointed Dr. Drew Pinsky tells TMZ. “Hopefully,
now that there are legal consequences, further treatment will be
mandated, which he desperately needs. We care for him deeply and are
here for him.”