Former soap star Dylan Michael Patton who worked on the daytime soap opera Days of our Lives has been charged with dealing – or selling – cocaine out of his Los Angeles home in Agoura Hills, California.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney confirmed to E! News that Patton, aged 20 will face one count of possession for the purpose of selling a controlled substance, cocaine, after he allegedly tried to sell the drug within 1,000 feet of the Sumac Elementary School.
Dylan Michael Patton was arrested on Tuesday by Sheriff’s deputies who presented a search warrant for his family’s house of residence where, it is alleged, they found and seized a stash of cocaine.
Patton, who was born in the state of Texas, was a popular character on the daytime soap Days of our Lives and he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Young Actor in 2010. His arraignment will be set up later today and prosecutors ask asking the judge presiding to set the bail at $30,000.
He started his short career as a model and he got his first acting role in the 2005 Lorraine Senna film, Paradise Texas, which starred Timothy Bottoms and his screen credit was as Dylan Michael Patton. He went on to work on two more films, Crab Orchard also in 2005 and in 2009 he worked in the Steven Bratter film First Strike.
In between films, he appeared on two television programs, one of which was the That’s So Raven children’s program. He is best known for portraying the role of Will Horton on the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives from February 27, 2009 to January 20, 2010.
Patton was originally contracted to play the character of Will for four years. Unfortunately the show’s storyline changed and the part of Will was recast after only eleven and a half months. Dylan then left the show.
In 2011, he was cast as “Quarterback Johnny” in a science fiction film called Drones, Clones and Pheromones. The movie was to be directed by Wayne Schotten and it was intially set to be release d on December 31, 2012. However it appears that the film has been caught in “development purgatory” and hay yet to be made.
Dylan’s career was certainly starting well, the young actor had been nominated for awards three times for his work in television, besides the 2010 Daytime Emmy nomination for his work in the soap opera. He was also nominated twice more. The Young Artist Awards nominated him for Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor in 2008 for his appearance in Cold Case. And in 2011 he was nominated for Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actor for his work, again, in Days of our Lives.
Neither Patton nor his family have spoken or released any public statements about his arrest or the allegation of his possessing cocaine for the purpose of selling it. It is not known at this time who will be representing the young actor.
If the he is convicted of the offense, Patton could do as much as nine years in prison.
By Michael Smith