Buffy star Nicholas Brendon arrested for using a false name to buy drugs


Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon has been arrested for using a false identity to try and purchase drugs.

The 50-year-old was officially charged with the crime of “prescription fraud of a controlled substance and for refusing to identify himself when stopped for an infraction” in Indiana.

According to TMZ, the actor was pulled over whilst driving erratically and the police found him sweating profusely.

The report also claimed that Brendon appeared “nervous due to a visibly racing pulse on his neck and shaking hands”.

When asked for his identification, the Buffy star presented the police with the California ID of his twin brother, Kelton Schultz.

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During the traffic stop, the report alleged the police found a “small plastic bag that contained crystal/powder residue”. There were also pills and prescriptions in the vehicle under the name of “Nicholas Bender”.

The outlet claimed that a prescription for amphetamine salts was found in the car under the name of his brother.

Brendon, who is best known for playing played Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is due in court on 2 December for arraignment.

In recent years, the actor has had numerous legal issues including a 2017 case for domestic violence.

He has also previously been in rehab for substance abuse, depression and alcoholism.

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