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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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76.

Nicole    

What went wrong? Well when you grow up with a Dad addicted to drugs this is usually the result. While he was recovering from his addictions who was there to teach his son how to become a man? Drug addicts are selfish people who are so wrapped up in their own problems they don't have time for anything else.

123 days ago
77.

eqlopper2nity    

Apple doesn't fall far from the Downey tree.

123 days ago
78.

miss b    

Sad.

123 days ago
79.

Gia    

Same drug of choice like his father Sad, hopefully he gets help

123 days ago
80.

Peter Gozinya    

Like father like son.

123 days ago
81.

Norm krell    

Robert Downey Jr-jr-juniorest...

123 days ago
82.

billy pootons    

Indio?? poor kid never had a chance

123 days ago
83.

illiestBeat    

So shocking...

123 days ago
84.

Daron    

He has a son!

123 days ago
85.

Lipwhule    

Like father like son

123 days ago
86.

anonymous    

Robert, save your son.

123 days ago
87.

Twitchymeat    

Robert: How did you learn to use drugs?
Indio: You, all right?! I learned it by watching you!

Parents who use drugs have children who use drugs.

123 days ago
88.

Luz    

Too bad people decide to do drugs and then have kids. Not only Indio lived in that enviroent, he is a victim of his father's drug charged genetics. Unfair and sad.

123 days ago
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cmde26    

I wish him the best of luck. Addiction is terrible no matter what it is!!

123 days ago
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Calico    

There is definitely a genetic component to addiction. I hope he gets the help he needs.

Indio looks a bit like Patrick Fugit back in the day, from the film "Almost Famous."

123 days ago
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