Actress Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charge in Virginia

If convicted, Rose can face up to a year in the slammer.

The former Charmed star was slapped with felony possession of a controlled substance previous year after authorities reportedly found two packets of cocaine in a wallet she left behind on a flight to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia in January 2017.

News outlets report a Loudoun County grand jury handed down the indictment. McGowan was not present in the courtroom and will not attend her trial Tuesday, local radio station WTOP reported. It's a legal issue that the former Charmed actress has had hanging over her head since January of 2017 according to the New York Daily News.

McGowan told Farrow she has used drugs in the past, but said marijuana was her "jam".

"Rose steadfastly maintains her innocence", her attorney Jose Baez said today in a statement.

She has maintained her innocence; her lawyers have argued that someone planted the cocaine, possibly someone connected to Weinstein.

"It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to "silence" his victims", she wrote. These charges would have never been brought if it weren't for her activism as a voice for women everywhere.

After McGowan's tweets, Weinstein hired several private security agencies, one operated by veterans of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, to block women from reporting that he allegedly sexually assaulted or harassed them, according to the New Yorker. She claims that she received a message on Instagram a few days later about her wallet and the cocaine.

Vanessa Coleman

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