Shaun Weiss, a former child actor from the well-liked 1990’s movie series “The Mighty Ducks,” was arrested and jailed Sunday, January 26th, 2020, in Marysville, California. He is being held on a $52,000 bail for residential burglary and for being under the influence of methamphetamine. The news sources report that Weiss had broken into a man’s home, entered the garage and then shattered a passenger window of the resident’s car and began ransacking through it.
Shaun Weiss Arrested for Burglary & Drugs
The Marysville police department press release reveals that Weiss was observed by the police to be under the influence of methamphetamine and that Weiss admitted that the car he was found in was not his, nor was the residence.
Officers arrived on the scene and contacted the homeowner who stated he witnessed an unknown male inside his garage. Officers entered the garage and observed a man inside the homeowner’s vehicle. Officers then took Weiss into custody. Wiess displayed symptoms of being under the influence of methamphetamine, and he said he did not reside at this residence and the car was not his. (Marysville Press Release FB page)
Wiess has had several arrests in the past couple of years, which can easily be attributed to his problems with addiction. In 2017, he was sentenced to 12 days in jail for petty theft, and only several days after his release from jail, Weiss was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. In 2018, Wiess was also arrested for public intoxication. News agencies report that although he entered rehab after his 2018 public intoxication arrest, he did get arrested again for shoplifting during the same year he entered rehab.
Wiess is most famous for his role as Greg Goldberg in all three Mighty Ducks films. He also appeared in several TV shows including, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” “Boy Meets World,” the “King of Queens” and “The Cosby Show.” Wiess began acting as a young child, and like so many other famous childhood actors and actresses, he was likely exposed to drugs and alcohol use quite young. His history of arrests in succession is indicative of a person who needs help for their addiction.
Addiction to methamphetamine is one of the most severe addictions as it causes mental health disorders. People who use meth have visual and auditory hallucinations as well as being deprived of sleep and food for days if not even weeks at a time. Meth addicts also become violent and paranoid and often become psychotic. Another symptom of meth addiction is an inability to focus, delusions about authority figures such as the police and other law agencies, as well as a tendency to use other drugs like alcohol or downers to counter the speedy effects of meth.
Methamphetamine Addiction Help
Wiess is an example of a person who is struggling in their disease of addiction. Methamphetamine addiction will cause a person to get arrested repeatedly, and their physical appearance will also change drastically. The mug shot photos of Weiss caused a sizeable public reaction of shock and disbelief. At the time of Weiss’s arrest this past Sunday, the Maryville Police estimated his body weight to be a mere 110 pounds. Severe weight loss is a symptom of methamphetamine use.
Weiss may not be ready to accept the available help. The types of addiction treatment programs that are available for meth addiction utilize an evidence-based form of therapy that helps the meth addict regulate and understand their emotions and behavior. Evidence-based types of therapy are proven to help meth addicts get and remain clean from meth for good. Weiss, like other methamphetamine addicts, needs to attend a 90-day residential treatment program that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral therapy. CBT is the most renowned for how it helps addicts overcome their addiction to meth and other drugs and alcohol.
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