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Sources Say Lindsay Lohan Failed Drug Test: Now What?

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By Tanya Roth, Esq. on September 17, 2010 6:40 PM

Did you see this one coming? Sources say that in again out again, dry again, partying again, super-starlet Lindsay Lohan failed a drug test. According to the terms of her release from jail and rehab, Lindsay must undergo random drug tests and will be returned to jail if she fails to live up to the requirements set by the court. Do not pass go, do not collect a movie paycheck.

As is so often the case, TMZ was the first to report the possible drug test debacle. The lightning-fast folks at TMZ say that the Los Angeles District Attorney has only an ambiguous statement on the test, which was reported to have been taken last week. D.A. spokesperson Sandi Gibbons informed TMZ her office has not been "officially notified" of the test results and no court date has been set yet.

According to People.com, if she did actually fail a drug test, Lohan will be facing 30 days in jail per the orders set by Judge Elden Fox. You may recall that Fox took on the hamster-wheel of a case after Judge Marsha Revel recused herself. Revel left the case voluntarily after reports surfaced of possible improprieties regarding the judge's choice of treatment centers for Lohan. Maybe she was right.

People laid out the requirements for Lohan set by Judge Fox. The actress must submit to random drug and alcohol testing twice a week, as well as attend two therapy sessions per week. Lohan must have seven contacts per week with a counselor for chemical dependency issues and attend 12-step chemical dependency sessions five times weekly. One wonders where she would even find the time to fall off the wagon. As is common for a failure to follow a court order, if Lohan failed the drug test, a 30 day jail sentence will result.

Lohan's camp is adamant that no such thing occurred. Lohan herself told UsMagazine.com on September 17, "I'm fine." In Re: TMZ's report? "They're all nuts," she said. Lohan's attorney had a more realistic comment to offer the magazine. "I have no idea at this point whether or not there is any merit to this," said attorney Ed MacPherson. Us too, Ed.

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