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24 April 2024

No drugs charges for Sheen, rehab at home

Charlie Sheen will spend the next three months in rehab at home (FILE)

By Miranda Smith

Beleaguered actor Charlie Sheen is being allowed to spend his three months’ rehabilitation at home, free of drugs charges. 

Celebrity news website TMZ reports that TV network CBS and Warner Bros studio have put their heads together with Sheen’s management to come up with an addiction expert to help the “Two and A Half Men” star conquer his problems.

The expert and other professionals are coming to Charlie's gated community in Los Angeles, largely for privacy reasons, since many rehab facilities can be tricky when it comes to keeping things quiet and confidential.

Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards has been spotted driving in and out of Sheen’s gated community several times since the actor went home.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Police Department is reportedly not going to prosecute Sheen for drug use, despite multiple people inside his house last week going public about his alleged massive cocaine use. TMZ quoted law enforcement sources as saying the LAPD would not investigate the case based on the witnesses in the house. Apparently, they would only do so if the city fire department, which responded to the 911 call, had found illegal drugs in the house – which they didn’t as the party was "cleaned up" before the fire department arrived.

Police also don’t investigate overdoses unless the person involved is on probation or engaged in other criminal activity.

Sheen is to be in rehab for a possible three months, derailing the next eight episodes of "Two and A Half Men" and leaving the show’s 300-strong crew without jobs. CBS has already commissioned replacements, but many of the people on the team are worried about not getting a paycheck. When the production was halted last February while Sheen was in rehab, the crew was reportedly only "partially compensated."

A decision is expected soon.