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Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Charged With Felony Drug Possession

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Indio Downey and Robert Downey Jr. (Getty Images)

Indio Downey and Robert Downey Jr. (Getty Images)

Indio Downey, the 20-year-old son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony drug possession.

The younger Downey was arrested June 29 after law enforcement officers saw him appear to smoke a pipe while riding in the passenger seat of a car in L.A. On Thursday, Yahoo obtained the felony complaint charging Indio with a felony for possessing a controlled substance (cocaine), and a misdemeanor for possession of a smoking device.

Indio's Iron Man father has publicly struggled with drug addiction for years, spending time in both rehab and the prison system before he sobered up more than a decade ago. The elder Downey, now 49, has also revealed that his own father fought drug addiction.

At the time of Indio's arrest, his famous dad issued a statement: "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," it read. "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."

[Related: Superhero Robert Downey Jr. Tops the 'Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Actors]

Indio — a member of rock band The Seems — has reportedly dealt with substance abuse for years. A family friend told People that he voluntarily checked himself into rehab within days of the arrest.

Indio, whose mom is RDJ's ex-wife Deborah Falconer, is expected in court later this month to answer to the charges.

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