Charlie Heaton, ‘Stranger Things’ Star, Reportedly Detained For Alleged Cocaine Possession At LAX, Sent Back To The UK
Charlie Heaton, 23, who plays Jonathon Byers on the Netflix series Stranger Things, was reportedly caught by the canines that sniff out drugs at LAX on Oct. 26.
Heaton was denied entry into the U.S. and detained at LAX for alleged cocaine possession. He was forced to miss the Westwood premiere of the second season of his show.
Jaime Ruiz, branch chief of strategic media engagement for U.S. Customs and Border Protection told The Hollywood Reporter, “Foreign nationals may be inadmissible due to the commission of a crime involving drug possession. The CBP officers treat all international travelers with integrity, respect, and professionalism while keeping the highest standards of security.”
The LAX law enforcement officials confirmed that they found a white powder in Heaton’s belongings. Heaton was not arrested and there were no charges filed, but he was detained and put back on a plane to London.
Heaton has not yet commented on the situation.
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