Waco: Actress sentenced for possession of cocaine

Lorelei Grace Linklater. (Jail photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Hollywood actress who’s the daughter of an award-winning director was sentenced to probation this week in a Waco courtroom after she was charged with possession of cocaine.

Judge Ralph Strother, in 19th District Court, sentenced Lorelei Grace Linklater, 24, to three years on deferred adjudication probation on the drug charge.

That means if she completes her probation successfully she’ll not have a final conviction on her record.

Linklater, daughter of director Richard Linklater, was arrested by Department of Public Safety troopers just after 4 p.m. on May 21, 2016, at the scene of a two-car accident on Interstate 35 at mile marker 349.

The Honda Linklater was driving collided with a Toyota.

The investigating trooper, in an arrest affidavit, reported Linklater “had a blank look on her face … could not remember what lane she was traveling and said she was on medication for depression.”

Troopers inventoried her Honda and found several loose pills and inside her purse found a plastic baggie that contained a white powder that later tested positive for cocaine.

She’s had roles in nine films, most recently “After the Night with Valerie,” which is currently filming, according to the IMDb website.

Richard Linklater, a Houston native, has directed such films as “Dazed and Confused,” “School of Rock,” “Bad News Bears,” “Boyhood,” and “Everybody Wants Some!!”