Commonwealth Of Virginia Grand Jury Indicts Rose McGowan For Felony Drug Charge, Accused Of Leaving Drugs At Dulles Airport

A grand jury indicted actress and activist Rose McGowan Monday on one felony count of cocaine possession, according to Loudoun County, Virginia court documents.  McGowan voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Virginia in November in response to an arrest warrant. She later pleaded not guilty to the charge.53rd New York Film Festival - NYFF Live
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority obtained the warrant in February last year after authorities allegedly found traces of narcotics in her personal belongings that were left behind on a United flight in January to Washington, D.C.
McGowan tweeted about incident, asking, “Are they trying to silence me?”
“There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia,” she wrote. “What a load of HORSES**T.”
McGowan is one of the more than 80 women who have accused former producer Harvey Weinstein of acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape.
Through a spokesperson, Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of “non-consensual sex.”
Police  said a worker cleaning the plane found McGowan’s wallet, and in it were two small bags of powder that later tested positive as cocaine.
McGowan told Farrow that she was afraid when an airport police detective called her to retrieve her wallet, as she was unsure whether he was actually a detective.
McGowan’s spokesperson confirmed to CNN the accuracy of her published quotes at the time.
McGowan, who was traveling to Washington for the Women’s March when the incident occurred, said the next day she received an Instagram message from a user she did not know that read, “You left your wallet on your Saturday flight with your 2 bags of coke.”
The “Charmed” star and her attorney assert that she left her bag containing her wallet on the plane unattended. McGowan said she filed a lost luggage claim and tweeted United Airlines for help when she realized her wallet was missing, according to The New Yorker’s report.
On October 30, McGowan first publicly responded to the existence of the warrant on Twitter.
McGowan told Farrow she has used drugs in the past, but said marijuana was her “jam.”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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