CSI's Dourdan makes plea, won't do jail

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In late April, Gary Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown on the CBS megahit CSI, was arrested in Palm Springs after he was found passed out in his car on the side of the road. In the car, police found cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin.

The charges lined up for Dourdan--one count of possession for each of the drugs--could have added up to three years and eight months in prison. Instead, Dourdan won't see a single second in jail.

The 41-year-old actor pleaded guilty today to cocaine and ecstasy possession, but the third count of heroin possession was thrown out. As a result of his plea, instead of jail, Dourdan will participate in a drug-treatment program.

"Gary was given diversion, which means that both charges will be dismissed as soon as he completes 30 hours of classes," Dourdan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, told E!

Dourdan will also reportedly pay a small fine for his infraction. Prior to his arrest, it was reported that Dourdan would not be returning to CSI's next season.

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