Tom Sizemore arrested on drug charge -- Cops allegedly found the actor in violation of his probation when they discovered drugs at his home

By Gary Susman
August 12, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

More trouble for Tom Sizemore. The 42-year-old actor, currently on probation, was arrested Wednesday morning when a random police search of his Los Angeles home allegedly turned up unspecified narcotics, police told Reuters. For the felony drug possession charge, a potential parole violation, he was booked and released on $10,000 bail. Attorneys for the actor, best known for his roles in such war movies as ”Saving Private Ryan” and ”Black Hawk Down,” have not commented on his arrest.

Sizemore, who starred in the short-lived 2002 cop show ”Robbery Homicide Division,” was convicted last year of beating and threatening one-time girlfriend Heidi Fleiss. He faces another parole violation charge for having failed a drug test earlier this year, but his attorneys have argued that a prescription drug caused a false positive result. He faces a hearing on that issue on Sept. 2. If he’s convicted of violating his parole, he could go to jail for up to six months, potentially cutting short his return to TV this fall opposite Rob Lowe in ”Dr. Vegas.”