As Rick James told us years ago “cocaine is a helluva drug!” Yes it is, Rick. Last Saturday, Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathon on Stranger Things, found this out the hard way when he was denied entry into the United States when traces of the boogie sugar were found in his luggage.
Charlie was flying into LAX to attend the Stranger Things season 2 premiere party, and was detained once a customs canine sniffed his bag and then raised his head to the ceiling and shouted “WOOOOO!” They knew it was cocaine then. They also knew that Rover would never be the same again. TMZ reports:
Law enforcement sources tell us … the “Stranger Things” star flew into LAX last Saturday from London, but was denied entry because a random baggage check uncovered trace amounts of cocaine in his bag. We’re told since Heaton didn’t have a previous record, he was allowed to withdraw his application to enter the country and get on a plane back to London instead of being arrested.
Although the amount of cocaine wasn’t large, the traces were still detectable. The Sun reports;
…the 23-year-old actor, who plays Jonathon Byers on the series, was caught by drug-sniffing dogs at LAX. Border officials then allegedly found traces of white powder on his personal items. The Sun cited an anonymous source who claimed there was a “very small amount” of what was confirmed to be cocaine.
Oh Charlie. I hope this lesson teaches you the importance of shaking your clothes out after a wild night of cocaine and hookers, especially if you’re taking an international flight in the morning. He must have been super salty when he thought to himself “Shit, it’s L.A. Maybe they’ll have coke waiting for me when I get off the plane?” Not today, sadly. And then, what happened when he got back to London? Was Kate Moss waiting there with open arms to console his rookie mistake? I hope so.