It seems that Robert Downey Jr.’s son, Indio Downey, was arrested in West Hollywood Sunday afternoon for cocaine possession. Now, Robert Downey Jr. has issued a statement to TMZ regarding the matter.
“Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited. 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.”
adding, “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.”
TMZ broke the news earlier.
Sources say Indio was riding as a passenger at about 2pm (PT) when cops noticed a passenger in the car smoking from a pipe. The car was pulled over and a search revealed cocaine, which Indio had in his possession. At that point he was arrested and charged with cocaine possession.
Indio posted bail to the tune of $10k and was released from jail a little after midnight on Sunday.
Robert Downey Jr.’s statement acknowledges his own struggle to overcome drug addiction, namely cocaine and heroin.