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Todd Bridges pleads guilty to drug charges

PASADENA, Calif. -- Former teen TV star Todd Bridges pleaded guilty Thursday to felony drug and weapons charges.

Bridges, co-star of the 1970s sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes,' entered his plea at a pretrial hearing in Pasadena Superior Court in which attorneys were scheduled to discuss evidence matters for the upcoming trial.

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Prosecutor Carol Rash said he pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of methamphetamine while carrying a gun and possession of a controlled substance while carrying a gun.

Judge Thomas Stoever ordered Bridges, 28, to undergo a 90-day psychological study. His sentence, set for Dec. 9, could range from probation up to nine years in prison depending on the study results.

He was arrested last December with the drugs and a 9mm pistol.

Bridges has a long history of arrests. In 1989 he was acquitted of wounding a drug dealer at a Los Angeles crack house. Last March, he stabbed a man in a knife fight but no charges were filed after authorities ruled it was self-defense.

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