Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Indio Arrested For Cocaine Possession, Actor Speaks Out, Highlight Hollywood News

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 Robert Downey, Jr., one of the best actors on the planet is learning that there are consequences to years of his drug-abuse, especially during the formative years of his son’s life.  Downey, Jr. has done a miraculous job getting past drugs himself, now he asks for your prayers in his struggle to save his son.
The star’s son Indio Downey was arrested on Sunday, June 29, while in West Hollywood, Calif.    Indio, 20, was allegedly in a car with two other people when the vehicle was pulled over by police officers and the actor’s son was found with cocaine in his possession.

“Saturday afternoon around 2 pm, [Indio Downey] was a passenger in a car,” an official with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department confirmed. “It was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy because it appeared he was using narcotics paraphernalia to ingest. He was stopped, investigated and found to be in possession of that paraphernalia and a controlled substance believed to be cocaine.”

Downey Jr., 49, spoke out following his son’s arrest. The Iron Man star  said in a statement. “Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it.”

“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,” he continued. “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.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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