Actor and notorious (ex) drug user Robert Downey Jr. has another kind of drug problem on his hands. His son Indio, 20, (pictured with Robert in 2007 at left) was arrested Sunday after a police officer pulled up next to Indio, who was with friends in a car near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega. The officer noticed a passenger smoking an unknown substance with a pipe and pulled the group over at around 2 p.m. Indio was found with cocaine in his possession, arrested and released on $10,000 bail after midnight on Sunday.
TMZ received a statement today from Robert Downey Jr.: “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.” He continued, “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 took Robert until 2001 to kick his drug habit but hopefully his son will learn much faster and avoid some of his famous father’s mistakes. ~Andrea Hodgins