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Robert Downey Jr.

Son Arrested for Coke Possession (UPDATE)

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

Robert Downey Jr Son Arrested

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.”
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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Wow ...    

Love Robert Downy Jr. What a way to handle this and get him help. Best wishes!!!!

117 days ago


Its extremely sad that celebrities feel obligated to give an explanation/statement to TMZ.. instead of being able to deal with their issues privately from the beginning.

117 days ago


When I want to gauge racism in America, I always come to the commoner section at TMZ. When Whitney Houston was going through her struggles, she was all kinds of crack this and that. I mean some of the worst comments I have ever read. This white guy gets caught with a crack pipe and was smoking crack, you minimize the story... I know that God is one day going to settle the score on racism here in America.

117 days ago


If it is a rich white kid it is called a police intervention, if it is a kid who is poor or nonwhite it is called a police arrest.

117 days ago


instead of blaming genetics, how about blaming bad parenting and raising (if that's the term) your kid in Hollywood.

117 days ago


Those of us who have dealt with addiction to any of the myriad of substances one can become addicted to, know that there is a genetic component to addiction--my heart goes out the recovering addict with a child who is demonstrating their own addition. It's so hard to watch knowing full well where it can go. How many times will it take Hopefully not nearly as many times as I--

117 days ago


What do you expect when you name your kid INDIO? Seriously? He already had one huge thing to get past before he was even able to walk or talk. Might as well have had a kick me sign permanently attached to his back.

117 days ago


Yeah, the genetic component, is that children of drug addicts, inherit drug addicted parents.

117 days ago


Downey is full of BS, genetic component? No such thing it is financial component. the kid is a rich spoiled brat that has the means and the connections thru his old man, nothing else but pure indulgence,
send him to boot camp, it'll knock the genetics outta him.

117 days ago


It sounds like the guy needs the same kick in the s$$ that his father had, not people 'rallying" around him. You would think that watching what his father went through with addiction that his son would want to stay as far away from drugs as possible.

117 days ago


"Indio Downey Arrested" wouldn't get noticed, you hoops.

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117 days ago


He gon clap for sosa

117 days ago


Surprise, Surprise! Following in Daddy's footsteps.

117 days ago

Lonnie McDowell ESQ    

Indo Downey’s arrest comes as a sad but not totally unexpected event. As many defense attorneys who have dealt with clients who have been arrested for substance abuse know, if there is a history of addiction within the immediate family other family members may also be using drugs whether just recreationally or on a regular basis. Substance abuse has a genetic component. I’ve seen this over and over with clients I have represented on drug possession charges.

Fortunately for Indo and other Californians, the California criminal justice system has evolved from the old model of incarceration for simple possession to treatment. Indo should be eligible for Proposition 36 or Penal Code 1000, both treatment based sentences.

Proposition 36 was approved by voters in 2000. It requires that eligible non-violent drug offenders serve their time in a drug treatment program instead of jail. If the person successfully completes the terms of the program, he/she can petition the court to dismiss the conviction. However, the arrest will still show on the record.

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