Mackenzie Phillips arrested at LA airport
August 27, 2008
LOS ANGELES ” Police say former teen star Mackenzie Phillips has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after she allegedly was found carrying drugs at Los Angeles International Airport.
Airport police Sgt. Jim Holcomb says the co-star of the late 1970s sitcom “One Day At a Time” was arrested Wednesday.
He says the 48-year-old Phillips was heading to New York when she failed to pass a security screening and a secondary search turned up a small amount of cocaine and heroin in her possession.
Phillips is the daughter of John Phillips, founder of The Mamas and the Papas pop group. She has struggled with drug addiction in the past and was fired from “One Day At a Time” for drug-related causes.