TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Robert Downey Jr.

Son Arrested for Coke Possession (UPDATE)

6/30/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Downey Jr Son Arrested

update_graphic_red_bar
8:00 AM PDT:  Robert Downey Jr. just released the following statement to TMZ: “Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, 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." 

Downey adds ... "We’re grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.”
update_grey_gray_bar
Robert Downey Jr.'
s son was arrested for cocaine possession in West Hollywood Sunday afternoon ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told Indio Downey was a passenger in a car at around 2 PM PT when cops drove up along side the vehicle and noticed the passenger was smoking something out of a pipe.

An L.A. County Sheriff's deputy pulled the car over, did a search and allegedly found cocaine in Indio's possession.  He was arrested and taken to jail for possession of cocaine.

20-year-old Indio -- who appeared in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang -- posted his $10K bail and was released just after midnight Sunday.

Robert Downey Jr. famously struggled with drug addiction and ended up in prison.  The drugs that got him in so much trouble -- cocaine and heroin.

0630_celebrity_kids_troubled_times_footer

197 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

truth    

Like father, like son or maybe he's just another stupid kid

81 days ago
17.

boricua4669    

Well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ... Aside from this horrible news, i feel pity for Robert, because i imagine for him must be his worst nightmare to see his son go trough the same mistakes he did when he was young !

81 days ago
18.

Boogieman    

Dad needs to get Downey on reality quick! Take away the toys and let them grow up in due time. I wish them the best and more than Less Than Zero.

81 days ago
19.

Usagi-chan    

Addiction runs in families.

81 days ago
20.

YesIam    

I LOVE this story!

81 days ago
21.

tgrfan42069    

shocker spoiled rich kid with coke

81 days ago
22.

NGAPLZ    

Ahhhh, family traditions. Beautiful...

81 days ago
23.

Anarchyinanaheim    

Wonder if they use the same dealer

81 days ago
24.

Glenda     

Like all those that try drugs and become addicted to them, your first thought is I'll never have the problem like my parent of sibling or friend because I'm stronger then that it will never happen to me. Robert must be beating himself up over this.

81 days ago
25.

TraceyLou    

Dad is pissed because he raided his stash?

81 days ago
26.

nick    

How do people try it for the first time?...he does not have problems......I learned in college that people who are smart are the ones who try drugs....while the ones who are afraid and are not original thinkers and just follow rules are the ones who do not mess with drugs

81 days ago
27.

NeaJ    

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

81 days ago
28.

Chrisfrenzy    

like father,like son,drug use is in his genes.

81 days ago
29.

Sparky    

That young kid? What's a matter with you kid, didn't watching your father go through hell effect you at all? Follow in your dad's footprints of acting as he's one of the best, but all that drug crap, forget about it, your father went through hell, don't you do it.

81 days ago
30.

sophiastormy    

runs in the family. time to legalize all drugs, and let people od or die if they want too. war on drugs is useless.

81 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web