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“CSI” star Gary Dourdan, also known as Gary Robert Durdin, was arrested Monday, April 28, in Palm Springs, Calif., for possession of narcotics and dangerous drugs.
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updated 4/29/2008 3:56:01 PM ET 2008-04-29T19:56:01

“CSI” star Gary Dourdan was arrested Monday for possession of narcotics and dangerous drugs, police said.

The 41-year-old actor was found asleep in his car by the Palm Springs Police Department, authorities said. An officer saw Dourdan’s car parked on the wrong side of the street with the interior light on and someone sleeping in the driver’s seat at approximately 5:12 a.m. Monday, according to Palm Springs police Sgt. Mitch Spike.

When the officer approached the vehicle, the officer found Dourdan (whose real name is Robert Gary Durdin) “disoriented and possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs,” police confirmed to Access.

Upon searching the vehicle, the officer “subsequently located suspected cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, miscellaneous prescription drugs and paraphernalia.”

Dourdan, 41, was placed under arrest and was booked at the Palm Springs jail on possession of narcotics and possession of dangerous drugs.

Police said Dourdan was released on $5,000 bail at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. A court date was not immediately scheduled.

When contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for CBS would not comment on the matter.

A rep for Dourdan was not immediately available for comment.

Dourdan has played crime-scene investigator Warrick Brown on CBS’ “CSI” since 2000. Several celebrities were in town for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in nearby Indio, Calif. It was not immediately clear whether Dourdan attended the event.

Earlier this month, TVGuide.com reported the actor would not be returning to “CSI” in the fall, after his contract expires in May.

Access Hollywood and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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