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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

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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.”
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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.

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61.

fifithepoodle    

What a shame.

29 days ago
62.

EastCoastChopper    

So we are to assume dude was smoking cocaine in one form or another?

That would suggest dude has graduated from the snorting of said cocaine and has had a "problem" for a while.

As to the name "Indio" that would be exactly like naming your daughter "Barstow" and thereby limiting her future to smoking cocaine and stripping.

29 days ago
63.

KK    

Meanwhile, Tori Spelling gave Dean her Bung Hole.

29 days ago
64.

kingcarl    

Where are the racist comments? Damn sorry! Only whites post comments like that!

29 days ago
65.

James R. - Los Angeles    

"Less Than Zero".

29 days ago
66.

Kasta    

So sad for them both. I'm sure he wants to keep his son from the same path he went down.

29 days ago
67.

Mar51    

Hope his dad can set him straight and he can avoid going down the hard path his father took.

29 days ago
68.

PokeFangirl    

The fact that Robert's son is almost indistinguishably from himself at that same age (I've seen side by side and look like twins), must seem like a really bad flashback to him. Hopefully his son can clean himself up, and who knows, Indo might become the next MEGA star of Hollywood.

29 days ago
69.

fastdriver    

How sad. Probably half of the children of "famous" people in Hollywood are screwed up like their parents. Not sure what causes the parent to get screwed up first, but many of them also come from dysfunctional families too!

Hope he gets his life back on the right road and that he does NOT follow in his father's footsteps!

29 days ago
70.

paul a.    

Another "Born that way" argument to cover for learned behavior.

IMO we bring very few behavioral characteristics with us as we slide out of our mothers vaginas.

29 days ago
71.

wornoutmama    

Hope he overcomes the addiction.

29 days ago
72.

Mary    

It's all fun and games until your kid starts doing the same things you're doing.

29 days ago
73.

FreaKKa    

His son is so lucky. He would never have to do as much time as the rest of us because it's just a genetic problem for him. Even Robert at one point went to a rehab that was run just by his friends.

29 days ago
74.

Pennyjude    

Why even try cocaine in the first place? Only an idiot is stupid enough to mess with it.

29 days ago
75.

Rigby    

Well at least Robert took responsibility for his part in it. I'm sure the kid will get top quality rehab treatment. But seriously Indio wtf?

29 days ago
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