Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton 'denied entry to United States over drugs'

by Luis Castro October 29, 2017, 1:50
Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton 'denied entry to United States over drugs'

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the country on Thursday when he was found in possession of cocaine at LAX, sources close the situation have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers on the hit Netflix show (which released its hotly-anticipated second season yesterday), was denied entry to the USA by airport officials after traces of the drug were discovered in his luggage.

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Charlie Heaton - also known as Jonathan Byers from the popular Netflix original series Stranger Things - has gotten himself into just a little bit of trouble. Drug sniffing dogs had apparently reacted to Heaton's belongings, which led to the search and subsequent trouble. He was detained, but not arrested.

The Sun was first to report the incident. He will be able to make it back to the United States when he reapplies for admission. The AP reported that his publicist hasn't responded to requests for comment.

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The 23-year-old, who was reportedly sent back to the United Kingdom, missed the Netflix show's season two premiere party on Thursday night, as his co-stars Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder celebrated the release.

A statement obtained by PEOPLE from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says any "foreign national may be inadmissible due to the commission of a crime involving drug possession".

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