Stranger Things Actor Turned Away From US

Charlie Heaton sent back to London from LAX after cocaine allegedly found in bag
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2017 9:00 AM CDT
Charlie Heaton got sent back to London at LAX.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – The second season of Stranger Things just launched on Netflix, and this is clearly not the headline creators were expecting: One of the show's actors, Charlie Heaton, was barred entry to the US because trace amounts of cocaine were found in his bag at LAX airport in Los Angeles, reports TMZ. The 23-year-old British actor appears to have caught a break, however. Because he doesn't have a criminal record, authorities let him return to London rather than face arrest. Heaton had been flying in to the US to attend the Netflix premiere party Thursday night, and the incident explains why he was "noticeably absent," per People. Heaton will be able to return to the US eventually, though it's not clear when. (Read more celebrity stories.)

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