Leif Garrett Pleads Not Guilty, Has Advice for Lindsay Lohan

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LOS ANGELES -- Former 70s teen idol Leif Garrett plead not guilty Wednesday to one count of felony heroin possession and told reporters he had a message for fellow teen actor Lindsay Lohan.

Garrett, 48, who is free on bail, has been ordered to stand trial on one count of felony heroin possession. He will return to court on August 13 for a pretrial hearing in his case.

Outside the courthouse, Garrett was asked by a reporter if he had any advice for Lindsay Lohan, who was sentenced Tuesday to serve 90 days in jail for violating her parole.

Garrett said Lindsay should "bring a lot of reading material, do a lot of praying, stretching and yoga" while behind bars.

Garrett has a long history of drug problems. His latest case involved his arrest on February 1st at a Metrolink station in downtown Los Angeles for heroin possession.

In 2006, the troubled singer/actor was arrested for possession of heroin and quaaludes while allegedly riding a Metro Red Line train, also in downtown L.A., without a ticket.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail for the incident.

In 1999, Los Angeles police arrested the bandanna-wearing musician in the MacArthur Park area after he allegedly tried to buy narcotics from undercover officers.

In 1979, Garrett was behind the wheel of a Porsche and allegedly under the influence of beer and drugs when he rear-ended a car, leaving his best friend Roland Winkler, a paraplegic.

Garrett frequently appeared in the teen magazine Tiger Beat, and was the subject of a VH-1 "Behind The Music" special that traced his rise from child actor on such shows as "The FBI" and "Gunsmoke" to the decline of his musical career in the early 1980s.

In the 1990s, he appeared in such films as "Dominion" and "The Whispering."

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