Iron Man star Downey Jr's son arrested on drug rap
ACTOR Robert Downey Jr's son was arrested on suspicion of drug possession in West Hollywood, California, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy said.
Indio Falconer Downey, the 20-year-old son of the actor who starred in Iron Man, was arrested on Sunday afternoon with what the authorities believe was cocaine and a pipe used to smoke it, Sergeant Dave Valentine said.
Sgt Valentine said he was arrested after the car he was a passenger in was pulled over by an officer.
Indio posted bail of US$10,250 (S$12,780) and was released shortly after midnight. He has a court date set for Aug 29.
Indio appeared in the 2005 crime comedy, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, in which his father, who has struggled with drug addiction in the past, starred alongside Val Kilmer.
Downey Jr said in a statement that he believes his son likely has a genetic predisposition to addiction. "There is a lot of family support and understanding, and we're all determined to...help him become the man he's capable of being," he said.