Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Charged With Felony Drug Possession

Raechal Leone Shewfelt
Yahoo Celebrity
Indio Downey and Robert Downey Jr. (Getty Images)
Indio Downey and Robert Downey Jr. (Getty Images)

Indio Downey, the 20-year-old son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony drug possession.

The younger Downey was arrested June 29 after law enforcement officers saw him appear to smoke a pipe while riding in the passenger seat of a car in L.A. On Thursday, Yahoo obtained the felony complaint charging Indio with a felony for possessing a controlled substance (cocaine), and a misdemeanor for possession of a smoking device.

Indio's Iron Man father has publicly struggled with drug addiction for years, spending time in both rehab and the prison system before he sobered up more than a decade ago. The elder Downey, now 49, has also revealed that his own father fought drug addiction.

At the time of Indio's arrest, his famous dad issued a statement: "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," it read. "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. 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."

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Indio — a member of rock band The Seems — has reportedly dealt with substance abuse for years. A family friend told People that he voluntarily checked himself into rehab within days of the arrest.

Indio, whose mom is RDJ's ex-wife Deborah Falconer, is expected in court later this month to answer to the charges.