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Monday June 2, 2008 12:50 pm

Tatum O’Neal Arrested for Purchasing Crack

Tatum O'Neal busted for crack

Seeing as there has been a major shortage of celebrity breakdowns and arrests lately, who comes in to save the day? None other than Tatum O’Neal!

The Rescue Me star was arrested last night for purchasing crack and cocaine not too far from her New York City home. NYPD spokesman Mike Wysokowski divulged that the former child actress was caught by policemen doing a “routine drug sweep,” when they witnessed O’Neal giving money to her dealer.

O’Neal, who had supposedly broken free of her illicit drug-using past, initially told police that she “was doing research for a part.”

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When the cops found two bags of crack and cocaine on her, she burst into tears, pleading the officers to let her go, as this was apparently her first relapse in years. She was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m., on a misdemeanor count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Her homeless drug dealer, Allen Garcia, was also taken into custody, charged with a felony of selling a controlled substance.

Seriously, Tatum? A homeless drug dealer?

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