Rose McGowan Indicted on Drug Charge, Could Face 10 Years in Prison


A grand jury indicted actress and activist Rose McGowan Monday on one felony count of cocaine possession, according to Loudoun County, Virginia court documents.

McGowan voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Virginia in November in response to an arrest warrant. She later pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority obtained the warrant in February last year after authorities allegedly found traces of narcotics in her personal belongings that were left behind on a United flight in January to Washington, D.C.

McGowan tweeted about incident, asking, “Are they trying to silence me?”

“There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia,” she wrote. “What a load of HORSES**T.”

McGowan is one of the more than 80 women who have accused former producer Harvey Weinstein of acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape.

Through a spokesperson, Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of “non-consensual sex.”

According to a report published by The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow in November, police said a worker cleaning the plane found McGowan’s wallet, and in it were two small bags of powder that later tested positive as cocaine.

McGowan told Farrow that she was afraid when an airport police detective called her to retrieve her wallet, as she was unsure whether he was actually a detective.

McGowan’s spokesperson confirmed to CNN the accuracy of her published quotes at the time.

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SOURCE: CNN, Lisa Respers France