Lindsay Lohan said to fail court-ordered drug test

Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:15pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan was reported on Friday to have failed a drug test imposed as a condition of her early release last month from a Los Angeles rehabilitation program.

Celebrity news site said the "Mean Girls" actress had tested positive for cocaine in a court-ordered test last week. Under the terms of probation set in August, Lohan would be sent back to jail for 30 days if the reports prove correct.

Lohan's lawyer Ed McPherson told Reuters he had "thus far been unable to confirm any of it, but I am trying to find out."

Us Weekly magazine's website quoted Lohan on Friday as saying "I'm fine. They're all nuts."

The career of the once promising actress was sidelined in 2007 by a drunk driving and cocaine possession charge, erratic behavior and late night partying. Lohan said at the time she was addicted to drink and drugs and went to rehab three times that year.

After violating her probation in the 2007 case, Lohan served two weeks in jail in August, followed by 22 days of a three month residential drug rehab program.

On her release she was ordered to undergo random testing twice a week and attend drug counseling and behavioral therapy classes. on Friday quoted an unidentified source connected with Lohan as saying; "People with addiction problems don't get better magically, and she's really been making an effort to make herself better."

Lohan has kept a low profile since being released from rehab but Us Weekly said she was seen partying late into the night last weekend at a New York night club.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by Dan Whitcomb)

<p>Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse July 20, 2010, to surrender for a 90-day jail sentence for violating the terms of her probation on drunk driving charges by missing alcohol education classes in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>