'That's So Raven' Star Orlando Brown Arrested On Drug Possession, Battery Charges

By McCarton Ackerman 02/19/16

The troubled former child star has had many run-ins with police over the last decade.

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'That's So Raven' Star Orlando Brown Arrested On Drug Possession, Battery Charges
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Orlando Brown has once again found himself in trouble with the law. The former That’s So Raven star was arrested on Wednesday night and handed a slew of charges including drug possession with intent to sell and misdemeanor domestic battery.

The incident took place in Torrance, Calif. A witness using a nearby ATM observed the couple arguing in Brown’s car, which he had pulled into a police parking lot. Soon after the witness called police after Brown allegedly hit his girlfriend. When police arrived at the scene, Brown refused to leave his car. They eventually found methamphetamine on him after a search once he was taken into custody. Police officials also indicated that Brown’s girlfriend was not seriously hurt during the altercation.

Brown has since been hit with two felony charges: possession of a drug with intent to sell, having contraband in jail. He has also been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and obstruction of justice.

The 28-year-old has developed a long rap sheet over the last decade. He was arrested for marijuana possession in 2007 and again for DUI in 2011. The following year, Brown was arrested twice for failing to appear in court and not meeting the terms of probation. Another DUI arrest followed in April 2013. That September, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail for failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes, but was released after 27 days due to overcrowding.

Brown’s most headline-grabbing arrest came in July 2014 after he showed up at a woman’s Hollywood apartment and threatened her life, as well as that of her daughter and deceased mother. He was heard making the threats during her 911 call. She claimed that “he made some sexual passes at me and I declined them, and now he’s upset. Bottom line. He’s a known actor and he’s a known alcoholic, and he sounds very intoxicated.”

His rep denied that it was the actor on the 911 call, claiming that the woman was a stalker who texted him “excessively.” He was charged with two counts of disturbing the peace and one count of public intoxication, but managed to avoid jail time in the case.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.