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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.

James R. - Los Angeles    

"Less Than Zero".

53 days ago
62.

Kasta    

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

53 days ago
63.

Mar51    

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

53 days ago
64.

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.

53 days ago
65.

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!

53 days ago
66.

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.

53 days ago
67.

wornoutmama    

Hope he overcomes the addiction.

53 days ago
68.

Mary    

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

53 days ago
69.

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.

53 days ago
70.

Pennyjude    

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

53 days ago
71.

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?

53 days ago
72.

Blond1982    

This has nothing to do with genetics! It has everything to do with the way he was raised (he wasnt) and the environment he grew up! Hope hell get clean asap

53 days ago
73.

FreaKKa    

This kid must be friends with Justin Bieber.

53 days ago
74.

Barbara Doppes    

the extreme 'discipline' that it takes not to imbibe alcohol and thus any eventuality should be done by most offspring of alcoholics/ unfortunately, if that cycle isn't broken/ ya- i think the genetics factor starts to kick in full swing/ #my take only

53 days ago
75.

Benito Sotelo    

Just stick to the pot homie, ain't no need for that powder

53 days ago
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