Mackenzie Phillips arrested for narcotics at LA airport http://www.privateofficer.com
Actress Mackenzie Phillips, 48, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and heroin by Los Angeles International Airport police Wednesday after suspected narcotics were discovered during a screening by federal security staff, authorities said.
Airport police Sgt. Jim Holcomb said the former co-star of the sitcom “One Day At a Time” was heading to New York when she failed to pass a security screening. TSA officers conducted a secondary security screening and at that time discovered the illegal drugs on Phillips in an unspecified area. TSA agents notified airport police who later took Phillips into custody on the felony drug charges.
Phillips has previously dealt with substance abuse and has been candid recently in several media interviews about her drug addiction.
She is the daughter of the late John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas. She has struggled with drug addiction and was fired from “One Day At a Time” for drug-related causes. She went on to star in the Disney Channel series “So Weird” and has made intermittent TV and Broadway appearances in recent years.
Actor arrested for having gun at airport http://www.privateofficer.com
He has carried a handgun often as a real life Chicago police officer and as he played a NYPD detective on Law & Order and arrested a lot of real bad guys and fake ones on the TV show, but now Dennis Farina has been arrested himself.
The actor and ex-Chicago Police officer told the authorities he had ”forgotten” he was carrying a loaded, .22-caliber, semiautomatic pistol in his carry-on bag — caught while Farina was going through security at 8 a.m. before his scheduled United Airlines flight back home to Chicago
Authorities charged Farina with a misdemeanor, but when they found out that the weapon was not registered, authorities upgraded it to a felony, according to LAX Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Holcomb.
Farina was apologetic and told the arresting officers he was a retired Chicago cop with 19 years on the force but forgot the gun was in his briefcase as he drove from his Arizona home to Los Angeles, Holcomb said.
Farina was booked on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. Bail was set at $35,000.
The 64-year-old former “Law & Order” star was also interviewed by FBI officials, but they declined to prosecute him since local police handled the case.
Prosecutors could reduce the charges to misdemeanors, Holcomb said.
Farina has starred in several films, including “Get Shorty,” “Out of Sight” and “Saving Private Ryan.”
There was no immediate word on whether or not he had immediately made bail.
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