If reports are true, one of the stars of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things could be in some hot water. Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers on the popular show, missed the season premiere party his co-stars attended earlier this week after being sent back to the UK shortly upon arriving at LAX. The reason? The British actor was refused entry into the country when he was allegedly found to have been in possession of cocaine. It's unclear at this time how much cocaine Heaton allegedly had on his person and it's also unclear for how long Heaton will be unable to re-enter the country. Regardless, this sounds very serious.
According to People, Heaton was only detained — not arrested — before he had to return to the UK. This meant missing the premiere party #Netflix threw for #StrangerThings Season 2. Here is statement given to People in regards to what exactly happened to Heaton:
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.”
“A violation, conspiracy to violate or simply an attempt to violate any U.S. State, federal or any foreign government controlled substance violation renders a foreign national inadmissible to the United States."
People reached out to Heaton's rep for a comment, but there wasn't a response at the time of reporting.
Typically a regularly active guy on his Instagram, Heaton hasn't posted anything new to his social media platform of choice since October 16. In addition to his reps remaining quiet, none of the rest of the cast of Stranger Things has commented on this incident, including Netflix themselves. Heaton is also slated to appear in Twentieth Century Fox's The New Mutants next year as Sam Guthrie, also known as Cannonball.