Actress Rose McGowan has been released on $5,000 bail after turning herself in to authorities in Virginia for a felony drug charge.
An arrest warrant was recently issued for the former Charmed star after she left her wallet on a United Airlines flight which landed at Washington Dulles International Airport in January (17).
According to court documents obtained by TheBlast.com, police discovered “two small plastic bags containing a white powder substance” inside the purse, with the powder testing positive for cocaine.
They also noted McGowan was in possession of a medical marijuana card.
On Tuesday (14Nov17), the actress reported to police in Virginia, where she was placed in custody and booked for felony possession of a controlled substance.
“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,” a spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office confirms to The Blast.
The news of the warrant only surfaced in late October (17), but Rose was quick to dismiss the legal trouble, insisting authorities were using the drug charge to try and “silence” her after speaking out about the sexual abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
Taking to Twitter to slam the arrest warrant, she ranted, “Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES**T.”
Rose was one of the main subjects of the original New York Times expose detailing years of alleged sexual misconduct from Weinstein. She also recently revealed she was offered $1 million in “hush money” by someone close to the movie mogul just 24 hours before the expose was published in early October.
“I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three (million dollars),” she tweeted, “but I was like, ‘Ew, gross, you’re disgusting, I don’t want your money, that would make me feel disgusting.'”
Weinstein has “unequivocally” denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
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