Culkin Wrist-Slap On Drug Charges

Former child star Macaulay Culkin pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of possession of medication without a prescription and marijuana and was given a deferred sentence.

Culkin, star of the "Home Alone" films, was arrested Sept. 17 after police stopped a car in which he was a passenger. Officers found over a half-ounce of marijuana and several tablets of Xanax, a prescription medication used to treat depression and panic disorders, court records show.

He was given one-year deferred sentences on each of the charges and was assessed $540 in fees.

Assistant District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Culkin had completed all requirements of his probation before coming to court, including passing a drug and alcohol assessment.

"This was a rare circumstance for Mr. Culkin," Mashburn said. "He was not an abuser."

Culkin, 24, arrived in court about 10 minutes before his case, wearing a gray suit and a white open-collared shirt. He made no audible comments.

He testified recently in the Michael Jackson child molestation case, saying he spent time with Jackson as a boy and was never molested.

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