urx unit loader Tatum O'Neal is grateful she got arrested on drug charge!


You just never know when an angel is gonna intercede in your life.

In Tatum O’Neal‘s life this weekend, something — a routine drug sweep by police in her Lower East Side NY hood —  saved her life. And she knows it.

"I’m still sober," the actress, 44, told the New York Post shortly after her release Monday. "Just when I was about to wreck my life, the cops came and saved me! I was saved by the bell, by the guys in the Seventh Precinct."

She said she has been attending 12-step meetings in recent months. She will be due in court July 28 to face a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance, that being crack cocaine.

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