Indio Falconer Downey, Robert Downey Jr's Son, Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Possession; Actor Addresses Son's Arrest
Indio Falconer Downey, actor Robert Downey Jr.’s 20-year-old son, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly was caught with cocaine in his possession.
Indio Falconer Downey Arrested
Indio was arrested in West Hollywood around 2 p.m. Sunday, reported TMZ. He was traveling as a passenger in a friend’s car when the vehicle was pulled over. When the Sheriff’s deputy conducted a search, Indio was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine. He was booked at the L.A. County jail and was released Monday morning on $10,250 bail.
Robert Downey Jr. issued a statement following his son’s arrest, thanking police while also sharing his belief that his son can recover from his addiction and become a “success story.”
“Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” the Iron Man star, who suffered from drug addiction and alcohol abuse for years, said in a statement. “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,” Downey added.
Indio previously completed a stint in rehab in 2013 for prescription pill abuse. “He was not addicted,” his mother, Deborah Falconer, told The National Enquirer afterwards. “He was taking one pill a day.”