Pubdate: Fri, 27 Jul 2001
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2001 The Province
Page: B11
Authors: George Rush, Joanna Molloy


Calista Flockhart is said to be coping with another drug crisis.  The 
actress, who helped her Ally McBeal co-star Robert Downey Jr. tackle 
addiction, has been told that her older brother was busted for heroin 

Gary Flockhart, 40, appeared for arraignment in Superior Court in Bristol, 
Conn., earlier this week on charges of heroin possession and trespassing 
stemming from a July 12 arrest.

Bristol Police Lt. Dan Britt said arresting officers reported that 
Flockhart, who was released on $5,000 bond, had stated he was Calista's 
brother.  A spokeswoman for Calista said she had no comment on the arrest.

Assistant state's attorney, Steve Preleski said that Gary Flockhart, acting 
as his own attorney, asked that the charges be dismissed in exchange for 
his successful completion of an "accelerated rehabilitation" program.

Preleski said the program requires "no admission of guilt" but that 
Flockhart would be eligible only if he had no prior arrests.

Sources say he was arrested near a housing project during a police sting 

It's unclear whether Calista is helping her brother but People magazine 
reported that he once helped her when she was a struggling actress by 
sending her a case of canned ravioli that she rationed to herself at two a day.

Gary Flockhart could not be reached for comment.
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