Mackenzie Phillips

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Let this be a lesson to would-be drug-addled celebrities: A little politeness goes a long way.

How else to explain how all drug charges against Mackenzie Phillips were dropped today after the actress and incest survivor actually thanked police for busting her at Los Angeles International Airport back in 2008? (OK, her successful completion of a drug diversion program probably accounts for some of it, but still.)

"Your Honor, I would just like to take this incredible opportunity to thank you, thank the court, for giving me this chance...I've taken it and I've run with it fast and hard, and although it's been a difficult last year and a half in many aspects, it has in fact been the most rewarding time in my life," she told the judge at a hearing this morning.

"And I'd like to take this opportunity again to thank the Los Angeles Police Department and the Airport Police for arresting me, because it really, it just changed my life...I hope to take these experiences with me and help other people, and I just thank the court."

Though Phillips previously plead guilty to felony cocaine possession, the judge told her back in 2008 that the charge would ultimately be dismissed upon her successful completion of an 18-month course. Stay clean, Mackenzie!

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