Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, charged with felony cocaine possession, assault
Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, has been charged with felony cocaine possession and assault, stemming from her December arrest in Aspen.
According to The Aspen Times, Pitkin County prosecutor Arnold Mordkin charged Mueller with felony counts of cocaine possession with intent to distribute, as there was more than four grams. She was also charged with third-degree assault.
On December 2nd, the evening of her arrest, a woman named Llana Hora Castillo Pacheco Little accused Mueller of assaulting her at the Belly Up nightclub in Aspen. Officers tracked down Sheen's ex dancing at Escobar, another local nightclub, where they found the actress in possession of cocaine and arrested her.
Mueller was allowed to return home to California to care for her children, after posting $11,000 bail. Earlier this week, she returned home after completing a three-month rehabilitation program to deal with her drug and substance abuse problems, according to E! News.
"I can tell you Brooke is complying with all of the conditions of her release, not only in the written letter of the law but the spirit of the law," Mueller's defense attorney Yale Galanter told the Aspen Times. "She is doing phenomenally well and I mean that from the bottom of my heart."
Mueller is scheduled to appear in court on March 5.
Mueller, 34, has done multiple stints in rehab and has long struggled with addiction.
Brooke Mueller receives $55,000 a month in child support from Sheen, for the couple's 2-year-old twin sons according to divorce papers filed at a Los Angeles court on May 2. Sheen is reportedly paying the same amount to his ex-wife Denise Richards, for the care of their daughters Sam, 6, and Lola, 5.
Sheen and Mueller married in 2008. In August 2010, Sheen pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge regarding a confrontation with Mueller that had occurred in Aspen, on Christmas Day in 2009. He was sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management.
The actor filed for divorce from Mueller in November. Both have battled substance abuse.
In March 2011, before his firing from "Two and a Half Men," Mueller filed a temporary restraining order against the actor and had their sons removed from his Hollywood home, citing domestic violence and calling him "insane." Sheen denied her claims.
Sheen made a bid for sole custody of their twins last year but was rejected. A judge ruled instead that a previous deal the two had worked out regarding their children will remain in effect. It dictates that Mueller maintains primary custody of the boys and that the two parties must remain sober for the terms of the agreement to remain valid.