Drug charges against Nicole Richie have been dismissed, after the TV personality successfully completed the terms of her probation.

The SIMPLE LIFE star, daughter of soul veteran Lionel Richie, learned on Friday (09SEP05) that a Malibu, California, judge had dismissed the charges, which stem from her 2003 arrest for heroin possession.

According to the ruling, the socialite, a former close pal of Paris Hilton, is no longer required to report for periodic drug tests.