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Rose McGowan Indicted on Cocaine Charge, Blames Weinstein

Rose McGowan Indicted on Cocaine Charge

A grand jury in Virginia has indicted actress and activist Rose McGowan on one felony count of cocaine possession.

News outlets report a Loudoun County grand jury handed down the indictment Monday.

Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left behind on a plane last year. McGowan has maintained the cocaine isn’t hers, suggesting in court papers that the drugs were planted at the behest of movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Rose McGowan Indicted on Cocaine Charge
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Her attorney, Jim Hundley, did not comment on the indictment on Monday. However, he wrote to the Virginia court in November that the drugs had time to be planted. “Depending on when and where the wallet was lost, individuals other than Ms. McGowan had access to the wallet for somewhere between approximately 5 hours 40 minutes and more than 11 hours,” he said.

Hundley and McGowan had moved to have the charges dismissed, which the judge refused. Her trial will be set later on Tuesday.