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'Stranger Things' star Charlie Heaton denied entry to USA for cocaine possession

29 October 2017, 01:51 | Erma Lawrence

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A law enforcement official says "Stranger Things" actor Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the US last week after trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage when he arrived in Los Angeles.

The entertainment trade newspaper said Heaton admitted to law enforcement officials he had consumed the drug.

This is particularly bad, because Charlie Heaton is a British citizen.

But there was still grounds for them to refuse Heaton's entry into the States, apparently, and the actor was soon back on another plane flying to London. He was detained, but not arrested.

Heaton stars on the breakout Netflix hit as Jonathan Byers, the older brother of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), whose disappearance is at the center of the show's first season.

"A violation, conspiracy to violate or simply an attempt to violate any U.S. State, federal or any foreign government controlled substance violation renders a foreign national inadmissible to the United States", U.S. Customs and Border Protection told People in a statement.

The 23-year-old, who was reportedly sent back to the United Kingdom, missed the Netflix show's season two premiere party on Thursday night, as his co-stars Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder celebrated the release.

People reached out to Heaton's rep for a comment, but there wasn't a response at the time of reporting.



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