Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Arrested for Cocaine Possession

Robert Downey Jr. Indio - H 2014
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Robert Downey Jr. Indio - H 2014

The actor, who famously had his own battles with drug use, stressed that his son’s family is helping him overcome the genetic component to addiction that “Indio has likely inherited.”

Robert Downey Jr.’s son, Indio Falconer Downey, was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of cocaine possession, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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The 20-year-old was a passenger in a car, and when the police pulled the vehicle over, they found cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his possession, the West Hollywood station of the L.A. Sheriff's Department tells THR.

Indio Downey was taken to jail and released shortly after midnight Monday on $10,000 bail. His next court date is Aug. 29, according to the Associated Press.

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Robert Downey Jr. stressed that his son is getting help and support from his family.

“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,” the Iron Man star said in a statement. “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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Downey famously struggled with his own addiction to cocaine and heroin.