Courtney Love has faced the music.
The erratic rocker pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of her arrest last October.
The charge alleged that Love had been using cocaine and opiates at the time she was arrested.
Love, dressed in a colorful dress topped by a lavender sweater, spoke quietly as she entered her plea.
She is scheduled to return to court July 16 for sentencing on the misdemeanor charge and is expected to be packed off to a mandatory drug-treatment program, according to Jerry Baik, an assistant supervising attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
“This is a really good expense of the taxpayer’s money,” a smiling Love quipped to reporters outside the courthouse as she exited.
A second misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct is expected to be dropped at the time of Love’s sentencing.
Police nabbed the former Hole frontwoman Oct. 2 outside of an ex-boyfriend’s home in Los Angeles as she attempted to break in by smashing a window.
Not one for discretion, Love was spotted by the cops as she jumped up and down and gestured at a helicopter that had a spotlight on her, Baik said.
“I think the officer rightfully suspected that she was under the influence of something,” Baik stated to reporters.
Though the owner of the home declined to press charges, Love was hauled into the station, where she posted $2,500 bail and was released.
But it wasn’t the end of the night for the legally challenged celeb, who returned home and allegedly proceeded to overdose on painkillers before the eyes of her 11-year-old daughter.
She was taken to the hospital and was later charged with two felony counts of illegal drug possession.
Love has pleaded innocent on those charges and is due in Beverly Hills Superior Court on June 8 for a hearing in the matter. If convicted, she could face up to three years and eight months behind bars.
It’s shaping up to be a busy spring and summer for the America’s Sweetheart singer.
Earlier this month, she pleaded innocent in a New York courtroom to charges of assault and reckless endangerment for hitting a fan in the head with a microphone stand during a performance.
Proceedings in that case were adjourned until June 28.
As if her court docket wasn’t busy enough, Love is also being sued by her New York condo board for failing to pay any bills since the October arrest.
Sarah Hall – E!Online