Doing business as Chong Glass
, Nice Dreams Enterprises
sold glass pipes and bongs that Chong
acknowledged were used to smoke marijuana.
Chong's attorneys said he
was accepting responsibility, but noted he
was careful not to sell to minors.
After the hearing, Chong
did not use drugs."I don't smoke; I quit," he
The actor-comedian, who recently had a recurring role on Fox's "That '70s Show," said he
planned to return to what he's
always done: speaking "the truth" in his
was scheduled to appear in Florida on Tuesday night.Chong
and Cheech Marin were back together and working on another movie; the two have appeared together in several films, including "Up in Smoke" and "Still Smokin'."His
said, would be part of the new film.
Chong's plea came after federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents purchased his
paraphernalia and had them shipped to an undercover business.Agents also confiscated his
company's paraphernalia during raids of "head shops" in numerous states and confiscated "thousands of marijuana bongs and pipes" in a raid of his
Gardena, Calif., business.
The raids were part of a series by the DEA
in which at least 55 people were charged with trafficking in illegal drug paraphernalia.Officials said the investigation targeted the nation's biggest Internet distributors of paraphernalia.Chong is the first person to plead guilty in the raids, said U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan.
, 64, was released on recognizance bail, but must undergo drug testing and remain in the U.S. District Court jurisdiction of his
Pacific Palisades home except to travel for work and court appearances.He
faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he
is sentenced Sept. 11.