On Friday, U.S. Customs officers ordered actor Charlie Sheen’s private plane to land at Brown Field Airport in San Diego, where it was searched by border agents and drug dogs.
The controversial star complied with federal police. Sheen, along with his guests and crew, disembarked as the aircraft was inspected by authorities. All luggage was removed from the plane and laid out on the tarmac. Drug-sniffing dogs were used and one alerted on a suitcase, scratching at it. It was eventually deemed a false alarm.
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Following the inspection, Sheen and his crew were allowed to continue their trip.
Sheen is well-known for his battles with drug and alcohol abuse as well as his affinity for prostitutes. In 1998 he was hospitalized following a cocaine overdose and he shared his HIV positive status on the Today Show in 2015.
The actor has experienced financial difficulties in recent years. Last year, he went to court to lower his $55,000 a month child support obligation to his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller. Sheen and Mueller have twin boys together and were married for less than three years before they divorced in 2011, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
Sheen also has two daughters with ex-wife Denise Richards.
The 51-year old Sheen has recently stated his intention to live in Mexico to avoid the “rat race” in Hollywood. The San Diego Union Tribune reported last year that Sheen purchased a 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 –bathroom, 2,700 SF home from Baja realtor Scott Weir.
Weir told the Tribune that Sheen paid well under a million for the home and its two adjacent vacant lots.
Rosarito is a small town 30 minutes south of the U.S. border; it’s popular with American retirees and expatriates seeking a quiet life.
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