Where was Pepper Potts?
Indio Downey, son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony drug possession after a California cop allegedly saw him take a brazen hit from a cocaine pipe in broad daylight. Downey, whose dad famously battled addiction before making a huge Hollywood comeback in blockbusters that included “Iron Man” and “The Avengers,” is due for arraignment Aug. 29, prosecutors said. He was arrested at 2:20 p.m. on June 29 by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy who spotted the alleged drug use near the busy intersection of La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvds. in West Hollywood. “That was the reason for the stop. He was the front-seat passenger.”“The deputy drove up near him and saw him using a cocaine pipe,” Sgt. Dave Valentine previously told The News. Downey, a first-time offender, was booked for coke possession and released hours later on $10,000 bail. “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,” he added. “Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” Robert Downey Jr. said in a statement to The News.
All jokes aside, Indio went to rehab in 2013 for pills, and he’s being charged now because he was smoking cocaine in a car during the fucking day, so obviously this kid is an addict. We can argue that mandatory drug sentences are stupid and that addicts belong in a hospital and not jail because they’re sick not criminals, but one-quarter of the world’s prisoners are incarcerated in the United States. Unlike Iron Man sequels, there’s no money to be made when somebody gets out of the iron.