Indio Downey – Robert Downey Jr.’s 20-year old son – was on Sunday afternoon arrested for cocaine possession.
According to law enforcement sources, Indio was a passenger in a car when it got pulled over after a cop noticed that someone inside was smoking something with a pipe.
The LA County Sheriff deputy then conducted a search and found cocaine on Indio. He was then arrested, booked for drug possession and released on $16,000 bail.
After the news broke, Robert – who himself famously battled cocaine and heroin addiction before eventually ending up in prison – released a statement, saying, ‘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.’
‘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,’ he added.
And as for Indio, he tweeted on Monday morning, ‘I’m sorry for what happened. I spent a strange time and I was not myself, thanks for your support and be close to me. i Love You.’