Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton denied entry at LAX for cocaine
Oct 29 2017
Charlie Heaton, a star of the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things", was denied entry into the US last week after trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage when he arrived in Los Angeles.
Heaton was flying into the USA ahead of Netflixs premiere party for Stranger Things second season, and the actor was noticeably absent on Thursday as his co-stars Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp posed for pictures on the red carpet. However, "traces of cocaine" were found in his luggage, resulting in the actor being denied entry.
Stranger Things" star Charlie Heaton was deported from the United States over "cocaine bust'.
According to The Sun, the substance was detected by a sniffer dog at the airport.
The actor was detained but not arrested.
Heaton, an English citizen, was detained at LAX and denied entry to the country, missing the Westwood premiere of his Netflix show's second season.
Jaime Ruiz, branch chief of strategic media engagement for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, had this to say about the incident.
The actor was flying into the US ahead of Netflix's A-list premiere party for his show's second season. He will be able to make it back to the United States when he reapplies for admission.
The Deadline article notes that Netflix has not commented or released a statement on the situation, and Heaton's future on the show has not been addressed.