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Heidi Fleiss sentenced to be sober for three years

By Jay David Murphy     Sep 16, 2009 in Crime
Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of methamphetamine use and possession of painkiller hydrocodone without a prescription in Nye County, Nevada.
Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, who is a resident in Nye County and has a residence just outside Pahrump, Nevada, received sentencing for a drug arrest.
The Review Journal is reporting that Heidi Fleiss, 43, was sentenced Tuesday in Pahrump to three years of probation and ordered to give up drugs, alcohol, and gambling.
While on probation she is subject to random drug testing and must go through a court-mandated drug seminar.
Ironically, she has completed a drug treatment as paid cast member on the VH-1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” which will air in 2010.
Fleiss commented to press that she should not have any issues keeping the terms of her probation.
Fleiss said, “Anything that’s going to keep me on the right path, I’m all for. This whole thing was stupid on my part. I’m just irritated with myself.”
On February 7 in 2008 she was caught in a traffic stop outside a Pahrump plumbing supply store and possessed six hydrocodone pills without a prescription. After her arrest she took a mandated blood test that came back positive for methamphetamine.
She pleaded guilty in July to charges of methamphetamine use and possession of hydrocodone without a prescription.
The article from the RJ said that Nye Country District Attorney, Bob Beckett said that Fleiss was barred from gambling after a parole and probation report suggested casino games might fuel her addictions.
Fleiss said, “It’s probably a good thing. It’s like being barred from eating hot dogs, who cares?”
She said getting permission every time she leaves the state “such a hassle.”
Beckett says, “We wish her the best of luck. Hopefully she turns things around so she can get on with her life.”
She is still not out of legal troubles; she faces some landlord issues after they filed a $40,000 lawsuit seeking damages from parrots to a rental house Fleiss was staying in.
She is also being sued over her business venture, a dog grooming business called ‘Dirty Dog’ which is caught up in a messy divorce between the former owners.
Fleiss said in the report, “Sometimes being Heidi Fleiss can be a pain in the ass.”
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