Sizemore's sentence for drugs halved


Actor Tom Sizemore on Tuesday had his 16-month prison sentence on drug violations reduced by half because of time already spent in jail and two live-in rehabilitation programs.

Sizemore, 45, who appeared in "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down," will serve about nine months for violating his probation for methamphetamine possession. But with good time credits he will likely end up spending about 4 1/2 months behind bars, prosecutor Sean Carney said after a court hearing.

Sizemore was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Monday after he admitted that his May arrest outside a California hotel was a violation of his probation on a 2004 methamphetamine charge.

Sizemore has been in and out of California courts for years on drugs charges. In 2005 he admitted using a prosthetic penis to fake a urine test.