Rose McGowan Indicted on Cocaine Charge
Actress/activist Rose McGowan was indicted Monday on a felony count of cocaine possession, stemming from a January 2017 incident at Washington Dulles International Airport, the Associated Press reported. McGowan, who has maintained her innocence, turned herself in for arrest in November, after a warrant was issued, and was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony. She was released on $5,000 bond.
According to authorities, traces of narcotics were allegedly detected on Items left on a United flight. McGowan told the New Yorker in November that she brought a slim wallet on her trip to D.C. and did not take it out of her bag during the flight. “I had it in the side pocket of my backpack, and I left it on my seat as I went to the bathroom,” she said.
Once she got off the plane she called a Lyft car to pick her up while standing at baggage claim and noticed her walled had disappeared, the actress said. McGowan said she filed a claim for the lost luggage and tweeted the airline to ask for help in finding her wallet.
When a staff member was cleaning the plane McGowan had been on, that worker and his supervisor said it contained two small bags of white powder, which was later determined to be cocaine.McGowan, who has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her. has argued that the drugs could have been planted, given the spans of time during which unknown individuals may have had access to her wallet.
Weinstein has denied McGowan’s rape accusation.