John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal's son Kevin was arrested on July 15 Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

Tennis champion John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal's eldest son Kevin McEnroe was arrested on Tuesday, July 15, in New York City for possession of a controlled substance, a NYPD spokesperson confirms to Us Weekly.

"Kevin McEnroe was caught buying drugs on July 15 at 11:15 p.m. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance," a NYPD spokesperson tells Us.

According to New York Daily News, the 27-year-old was spotted by cops on the corner of East 4th St. and Avenue A, carrying out the drug deal with a 22-year-old man named Niro Meneses. The tennis champion's eldest son was caught carrying "six glassine envelopes of cocaine, 20 painkillers, 10 morphine pills and one anxiety pill," the site reports.

Kevin's mom, Oscar winning actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested in 2008 after being caught buying crack cocaine in New York City; she was charged with a misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance. The Paper Moon actress then sought treatment in a facility only to reportedly later relapse in 2012.


O'Neal and McEnroe are also parents to son Sean and daughter Emily. They were married in 1986 and divorced in 1994.