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Leif Garrett out on bond after drug bust

Leif Garrett was "shaking and sweating" when deputies approached him at a subway station on Monday.
Leif Garrett was "shaking and sweating" when deputies approached him at a subway station on Monday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • L.A. County authorities: Leif Garrett posts $10,000 bond after two days in a jail
  • Garrett was found with heroin and arrested Monday, sheriff's spokesman says
  • The former teen idol was arrested four years ago for possession of heroin
  • Garrett was 16 when he scored his first pop chart hit, "Surfin' USA," in 1977
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Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Former teen idol Leif Garrett posted a $10,000 bond Wednesday after spending two days in a jail on a drug charge, a Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman said.

Garrett, 48, was arrested Monday at a downtown Los Angeles train station after police found heroin in his shoe, spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

He was 16 when he scored his first pop chart hit, "Surfin' USA," in 1977. It was followed by a four-year run of songs that kept young girls swooning and teens dancing.

When deputies approached Garrett Monday morning at the Metrolink station, he was "acting in a pronounced way, shaking and sweating," Whitmore said.

Garrett told them he was "nervous around law enforcement because of other meetings with them in the past," he said.

The singer did jail time four years ago after he was arrested with heroin while he stood on a subway platform at another Los Angeles transit station.

This time, Garrett told the officers that he had no drugs and he agreed to let them search him, Whitmore said.

As they searched, Garrett told them he did have a little heroin in his shoe. "That was found and it was black tar heroin," Whitmore said.

Garrett was taken to the East Los Angeles sheriff's station, where he was booked and held on bond. His court date is February 24, Whitmore said.

CNN's Michelle Wright and Alan Duke contributed to this report.