Rose McGowan Surrenders on Felony Drug Charge Warrant
Police say the actress' personal belongings left behind on a United flight allegedly tested positive for narcotics. It is unclear which substance.
Rose McGowan turned herself in to Virginian authorities on Tuesday for a warrant issued for alleged felony possession of a controlled substance, The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
She was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond, authorities told THR.
The Class 5 felony charge stems from a police investigation of the actress' personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20.
Police say the items allegedly tested positive for narcotics. It is unclear which substance, but the charge is specific to possession of a schedule I or II narcotic, authorities told THR.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the warrant on Feb. 1. Police say they had attempted to contact McGowan so she can appear in a Loudoun County, Virginia, court.
McGowan has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood, and tweeted last month that she was raped by a man with the initials "HW." She confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she was referring to disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein.
McGowan seemingly tweeted about the warrant last month, writing, "Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT."
McGowan told the New Yorker on Wednesday she intends to plead not guilty. The actress and her lawyer will argue the drugs found in her possessions were planted. She is due back in court Tuesday.