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Tuesday 17 October 2017

‘Thank you for arresting my son’ - Downey Jr tells police

Actor Robert Downey Jr. has thanked authorities for arresting his 20-year-old son on suspicion of cocaine possession and said the family was determined to get him the help he needs.

Indio Falconer Downey was taken into custody on Sunday after a car he was travelling in was pulled over in West Hollywood, authorities said.

"Unfortunately, there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it," said Robert Downey, Jr., who had a series of high-profile drug-related arrests in the late 1990s.

"We're grateful to the Sheriff's Department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success."

Robert Downey's drug use sent him to prison and rehab and cost him acting roles. He is now one of the industry's most bankable stars.

Indio Downey was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, believed to be cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on bail. A court date was set for August 29.

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