Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Rose McGowan indicted by grand jury over cocaine charge

Rose McGowan indicted by grand jury over cocaine charge

Rose McGowan was indicted today in Loudoun County, VA on one count of cocaine possession.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

She pled not guilty to the charge, claiming that she had reported the lost wallet to the airline shortly after landing. On Tuesday, her trial in Loudoun County Circuit Court was set for January 15.

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The former Charmed star was slapped with felony possession of a controlled substance a year ago after authorities reportedly found two packets of cocaine in a wallet she left behind on a flight to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia in January 2017.

Rose McGowan attends the Vivienne Westwood show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 on March 3, 2018 in Paris, France.

She has maintained her innocence; her lawyers have argued that someone planted the cocaine, possibly someone connected to Weinstein.

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Her attorney has allegedly waived her appearance at the trial.

Rose McGowan accidentally left her wallet on a United Airlines flight at Washington Dulles Airport past year. "I assure you, this selective prosecution will be met with a strong defence".

"There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia", she wrote. McGowan has maintained the cocaine isn't hers, and has suggested in court papers that the drugs were planted at the behest of movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

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"It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to "silence" his victims".

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