Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Charged With Felony Drug Possession After Cocaine Arrest: Report

Celebrity News Aug. 7, 2014 AT 7:30PM
Robert Downey Jr. and Indio Downey Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio has been charged with felony drug possession following his cocaine arrest last month, TMZ reports Credit: Splash News

Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio has been charged with felony drug possession stemming from his cocaine arrest last month, TMZ reports. According to the site, the 20-year-old was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and is entitled to a drug diversion program.

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As previously reported, Indio was in a car with two other people when the vehicle was pulled over by police officers on June 29. Indio was searched and arrested on charges of cocaine possession.

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Indio's father, who has struggled with drug addiction and spent time behind bars, spoke out about his son's troubles following the incident.

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"Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it," Downey Jr., 49, told Us Weekly in a statement at the time. "There is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being.

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"We're grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention," he continued, "and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale."

 

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