Rose McGowan was arrested Tuesday in Loudon County, Virginia after she turned herself in for the outstanding warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance.
The sheriff’s office told The Blast that the 44-year-old actress was booked into custody, took a mugshot, and then released on $5,000 unsecured bond. (RELATED: Rose McGowan Slams Media Focusing On Spacey Coming Out Rather Than Pedophilia Allegation)
Rose McGowan arrested today for felony cocaine warrant. https://t.co/tq149UO3HF
— The Blast (@TheBlastNews) November 14, 2017
The arrest stems from an investigation by police after she left her wallet on a United flight after it arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in January. A cleaning crew reportedly found two bags of cocaine in the wallet, along with the actresses’ medical marijuana card.
“‘Ms McGowan appeared in Loudoun County, Virginia, on November 14, 2017, to accept service of the Airports Authority Police arrest warrant, and she was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond,” the sheriff’s office confirmed to the outlet.
The “Charmed” star has been one of the most vocal people in slamming the entertainment industry over sexual harassment and sexual assault accusations. She’s also used her Twitter account to encourage others to speak up about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment.
McGowan addressed the warrant on Twitter shortly after the original reports surfaced last month, suggesting she was being silenced for her comments about alleged misconduct in Hollywood.
“Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT,” McGowan tweeted.
Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 30, 2017