An officer also claims the star appeared intoxicated when she was found outside her ex-boyfriend's house...
Courtney Love told police that she had taken ‘HILLBILLY HEROIN’ on the night she was arrested last October, according to one of the testifying officers yesterday (April 5).
Speaking during a pre-trial hearing in Los Angeles, Officer Scott Blackman also claimed the star appeared intoxicated when she was found outside of her ex-boyfriend’s home in the middle of the night (October 2). He also claimed that she admitted breaking the windows of the house.
Blackman said: “She admitted to taking Hillbilly Heroin, the street name for OxyContin.” He then described Courtney Love‘s symptoms of intoxication, citing, “slow, slick, slurred speech and mucous around both nostril.”
Blackman added; “She was off-balance. She couldn’t stand on her own. She had to lean on the police car.”
Also charged with disorderly conduct, Courtney Love did not attend the hearing – during which her attorney Michael Rosenstein asked the judge to throw out a urine test and other evidence against her, which also includes her statement to police.
Patricia Schnegg, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, refused his appeal and supported the prosecution’s case that officers investigating one crime can pursue their concerns if they suspect a different offence.
According to Reuters, Rosenstein said that the police officers had no good cause to quiz Courtney Love about the drugs she may have taken because her ex-boyfriend didn’t want her arrested and she wasn’t driving.
He said: “It’s very clear, quite frankly, that this was a witch hunt against my client. She’s a very high-profile person.”
Schnegg has ordered both the prosecution and defence back to court on April 13 to prepare for trial.
As previously reported on NME.COM, Courtney Love is also facing charges of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault after a mic stand was allegedly thrown into the audience, striking a member of the crowd, during her secret gig at New York’s Plaid club on March 17.