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Robert Downey Jr. Blames Genes For Son's Cocaine Possession Arrest

Robert Downey Jr. has released a statement following his son's arrest for cocaine possession.

The 20-year-old Indio was allegedly found with cocaine in his possession after a car he was in with other two friends was pulled over by police.

"The car was stopped by a sheriff's deputy because it appeared he was using narcotics paraphernalia to ingest," said an official statement by the Sheriff's Department. "He was stopped, investigated and found to be in possession of that paraphernalia and a controlled substance believed to be cocaine."

The 'Iron Man' star, who famously struggled with addiction, has now released a statement partially blaming himself after posing $10,000 bail.

"Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it," he says.

"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," adds Downey Jr.

"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."

July 1, 2014 |

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