Like father, like son? Robert Downey Jr. is infamous for his battle with drug abuse in the late 90s, and while the Iron Man star is now clean, it appears his son, Indio, may be following the same dangerous path.
The 20-year-old was arrested on Sunday afternoon for cocaine possession. He was driving with friends in West Hollywood when police officers pulled over his car because they noticed one passenger was smoking a pipe. Indio was the only passenger found in possession of the drug, and he was taken into custody and released on a $10,000 bail Monday morning.
This isn’t the first time Robert’s son has been mixed up with drugs, either. Back in 2013, RadarOnline reported that Indio went to rehab for an addiction to prescription pills.
Following Sunday’s arrest, Robert released a statement publicly expressing his compassion and support for his son in seeking treatment. “Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” he 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.”
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: CHRISTIANNA WIGGINS