Robert Downey Jr’s Son Charged with Felony Drug Possession

Son of Hollywood Actor Robert Downey Jr Faces Felony Drug Possession Charges

felony drug possession According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Robert Downey Jr’s son, Indio, was arrested in June on charges of felony drug possession for cocaine.

The 20-year-old was allegedly seen taking a hit off a cocaine pipe while in West Hollywood, and was arrested on one count of felony possession of cocaine, and one misdemeanor count of possessing a smoking device. His arraignment on the felony drug possession charge will be on August 29th.

“The deputy drove up near him and saw him using a cocaine pipe,” Sgt. Dave Valentine previously told The News regarding Indio Downey’s arrest on June 29th. “That was the reason for the stop. He was the front-seat passenger.”

The younger Downey is a first-time offender, and was released from jail hours later on $10,000 bail.

“Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” Robert Downey Jr. said in a statement to The News.

“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,” he added.

“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.”

Cocaine Possession and Distribution in South Carolina

Felony Cocaine Possession Penalties

Possession of one or more grams of cocaine and/or the attempt to distribute, dispense, purchase, deliver, or manufacture one or more grams of cocaine is considered a felony.  If you are found guilty for a first offense felony cocaine possession you may be subject to a fine of no more than $25,000 and imprisonment of up to 15 years.

If you are found guilty for a second offense possession, this includes previous possession of any other narcotic drug; you may face fines up to $50,000 and imprisonment of not less than 5 years but no more than 30 years.

In South Carolina, Cocaine Distribution is considered a felony offense with the first conviction carrying a fine of $25,000 and imprisonment of up to 15 years. In South Carolina, if you have been convicted previously of one or more narcotic offenses, you may be considered a second time offender, even if the offense was the same as the one you were previously convicted for. Second time offenders convicted of cocaine distribution may face a fine of $50,000 or imprisonment of no less than five years and no more than 30 years. Third time offenders are those who have been convicted of 2 or narcotic offenses.  A third time offender may be subject of a fine of up to $50,000 and no less than 15 years and no more than 30 years imprisonment

The Strom Law Firm Can Help With Drug Charges, Including Cocaine Possession or Distribution

If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with cocaine possession or distribution, or other felony drug possession charges, contact the drug crime lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, providing aggressive representation grounded in our years of experience building and interpreting the laws of South Carolina. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. 803.252.4800

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