Tawny Kitaen charged with cocaine possession

From the Not Really a Surprise Department came news last week that Surreal Life 6 cast member Tawny Kitaen was been charged for cocaine possession. She “is facing one count of possessing a controlled substance after police found 15 grams of cocaine in her apartment,” according to E! Online.

Tawny is “scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 18, [and] is facing up to three years in prison if convicted. But, she can avoid hard time if she qualifies for a drug diversion program and enters rehab, O.C. District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Susan Schroeder said,” according to E!

Her crazy-ass behavior on the show led her castmates to say she was “on” something (Andrea) and to just flat-out accuse her of being a “drug addict” (Maven). Clearly, they weren’t worried about defaming her for good reason.

Tawny Kitaen’s Cocaine Rap [E! Online]

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