Indio Downey, son of Robert Downey, Jr., arrested for cocaine possession, TMZ reports

Robert Downey, Jr., just ranked FORBES's Most Powerful Actor, battled addition himself

By Nathan Legg
Posted on Jun 30, 2014 - 12:45pm

Indio Downey in 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' (Warner Bros., 2005)

Indio Downey in ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ (Warner Bros., 2005).

If you’re a dad and an addict, there’s a good chance that your child could become one too.

TMZ reports that the 20-year-old son of Robert Downey Jr. was arrested yesterday in West Hollywood for cocaine possession.

Investigators told the website that Indio Downey was a passenger in a car. Police noticed him smoking something out of a pipe.

An deputy pulled over the car, and allegedly found cocaine in Indio’s possession. He was arrested and has since bonded out on $10,000 bail.

Robert Downey, Jr. battled cocaine and heroin addiction for many years before cleaning up his life. He was just ranked by Forbes as Hollywood’s Most Powerful Actor.

Indio Downey appeared in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”

Robert Downey Jr. released a statement to PEOPLE: “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.”

“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.”

Indio’s mother is actress and singer Deborah Falconer.

Nathan Legg is a contributing writer for Daddyhood who enjoys most writing stories about dads teaching their sons life lessons, sports and finance. Born in Pittsburgh and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Nathan and his dad’s relationship revolves around sports. Together they watch and discuss all things Black n’ Gold on a daily basis.