Courtney Love Charged On Two Drug Counts

Actress-singer Courtney Love was charged with two felony drug counts yesterday (Oct. 28) in a complaint that specified she illegally possessed painkillers.

Actress-singer Courtney Love was charged with two felony drug counts yesterday (Oct. 28) in a complaint that specified she illegally possessed painkillers. The two painkillers, hydrocodone and oxycodone, can be prescribed legally.

Love surrendered voluntarily and was booked by Beverly Hills police, a district attorney spokesperson said. She said bail was recommended at $20,000 and the court will consider whether Love is eligible for a drug diversion program.

"If she had prescriptions, we would not be charging illegal possession," the spokesperson said.

The charges stem from an incident earlier this month when Love, 39, was arrested and booked on two misdemeanor drug counts after she allegedly tried to break into a Los Angeles home. Hours after she was released, Beverly Hills police and paramedics were called to her home and took Love to a hospital for treatment of a drug overdose. The new charges relate to the overdose.


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