Getting back to the subject:
This article was printed in the New York Daily News
'Bachelorette' boy toy in coke bust
By LEO STANDORA
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Just two days after he got the boot, former "Bachelorette" contestant Greg Todtman got busted yesterday for allegedly trying to board a plane at Kennedy Airport with some toot.
Airport personnel said they found a small quantity of cocaine on the 28-year-old Manhattan man during a search at a security checkpoint in the American Airlines terminal about 3 p.m., Port Authority spokesman Tony Ciavolella said.
Todtman was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
He was handcuffed by Port Authority cops, booked, given a desk appearance ticket and then allowed to go his merry way. Although originally headed for Los Angeles, it was unclear whether he continued his trip.
But Todtman snorted that he had no coke. He said he was carrying "two pills of codeine in my pocket" along with a chewing gum wrapper.
"I learned a lesson," he said. "Don't have a piece of aluminum foil near something that doesn't have a label on it."
ABC spokesman Kevin Brockman said Todtman needed the pills to get some shuteye. "He said the last few days have been such a whirlwind for him that all he wanted to do was get on the plane, take the pill and go to sleep," Brockman said.
Port Authority cops did not return calls seeking comment on whether the drug in question was cocaine or codeine.
Todtman was eliminated in the fourth installment of the six-episode series starring "The Bachelor" runnerup Trista Rehn. The show began in January, with Rehn choosing from among 25 men.
"The Bachelorette" has been one of ABC's highest-rated shows this year. The fifth episode is scheduled to air Wednesday.
On the show's Web site, the 6-foot, 175-pound Todtman gives his occupation as importation and said he enjoys all sports, traveling, guitar and riding his motorcycle.
The three adjectives that best describe him, he said, are outgoing, passionate and fun.
He said he would make a good husband for Rehn because "interesting introductions lead to interesting relationships."
With News Wire Services
Originally published on February 1, 2003