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Courtney Love arraigned on drug charges

Subdued singer remains quiet during court appearance
/ Source: Reuters

A subdued Courtney Love was arraigned Friday on two drug possession charges but her lawyer said the rock star had prescriptions for the painkillers and he did not see the case going to trial.

The charges involve the prescription painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone which police said they had found in Love’s Beverly Hills bedroom after being called there last October.

“We are in legal possession. I don’t see this going to trial. These are not banned substances. They were prescription (drugs) that she was in legal possession of,” Love’s lawyer Michael Rosenstein told reporters after Friday’s brief arraignment hearing.

“I have confidence in the evidence and in my client. I would imagine today will be her last day in court,” Rosenstein said.

Love, 39, who was dressed all in black, was quiet and subdued in court. She did not speak to reporters after the hearing.

The drugs were discovered after Love, widow of late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, was arrested outside a boyfriend’s Los Angeles home on suspicion of breaking windows and being under the influence. She faces a separate trial stemming from that incident.

Love’s legal and personal troubles have multiplied in recent months. She recently lost custody of her 11-year-old daughter, she faces assault charges stemming from an altercation in a New York nightclub in March and she told a magazine in April that she was broke.