The mobster-turned-chef who inspired the 1990 movie GOODFELLAS has been found guilty of attempted possession of methamphetamine.

Henry Hill had been charged with two felony counts of possessing meth and cocaine, but he was allowed to plead no contest on 8 August (05) to the lesser charge.

Police said glass tubes were found during a search of Hill's luggage at Nebraska's North Platte Regional Airport last August (04) and Nebraska State Patrol tests showed two of the tubes contained meth and cocaine residue.

Sentencing is set for 26 September (05).

Hill, 62, portrayed by Ray Liotta in GoodFellas, sought refuge in the witness protection program after agreeing to testify against his former mob bosses from New York.

However, he left the witness protection program and now lives and works in North Platte with his wife, who is from the area.