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Ex-'Days of our Lives' actor charged with selling cocaine out of home

Dylan Patton in 2010.

Dylan Michael Patton, who earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for his role on NBC soap "Days of Our Lives," was charged on Thursday with selling cocaine from his home, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The 20-year-old actor played Will Horton for just under a year on the long-running soap and also appeared in such TV series as "Cold Case" and "That's So Raven." He was arrested Tuesday after sheriff's deputies searched his family's home in Agoura Hills, near Los Angeles.

Horton now faces one count of possession for sale of a controlled substance and was slated to be arraigned on Thursday. The Times said he was expected to plead not guilty, and that he allegedly sold the cocaine within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.

California law's health and safety codespecifies that if heroin, cocaine or a cocaine-based substance are sold near a school (or place of worship or facilities with minors present) the penalties for the sale can be increased in severity.

Patton could face up to nine years in state prison if he is convicted, and prosecutors were expected to ask the judge to set bail at $30,000.