Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested on cocaine possession charges

Robert Downey Jr.'s 20-year-old son is in trouble.

"Indio Downey was riding in a car in West Hollywood when a sheriff's deputy pulled the driver over. After a search, Downey was arrested and taken to jail for possession of cocaine." (Via KTLA

KCBS reports Indio, a musician, posted $10,000 bail and was released early Monday morning. 

Robert Downey Jr. famously battled addiction in the '90s, going in and out of rehab. He even served a yearlong prison sentence for drug charges in 1999. (Via CNN

The actor successfully completed treatment in 2002, kicking off his career comeback. That personal history no doubt played into RDJ's quick response to the news of Indio's arrest. (Via ABC

He released this statement to TMZ: "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."

Page Six reports Indio has battled substance abuse for some time now, seeking treatment at a rehab facility last year for a prescription painkiller dependency. 

At the time, Indio's mother, actress Deborah Falconer, told the National Enquirer: "He was not addicted. He was taking one pill a day."

So far, Indio has yet to release a statement. 

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