UPDATE: (Oct. 31) ― Charlie Heaton has released a statement following his absence at the “Stranger Things 2” premiere last week.
My planned travel to the U.S. last week was affected by an issue at U.S. immigration, and I am working to rectify it as soon as possible. I do want to clarify that I was not arrested or charged with a crime, and cooperated fully with the U.S. officials at LAX. I’m sorry to all the fans and my Stranger Things family for missing the premiere. We are all so proud of this season and I would never want this story to negatively impact the show.
British actor Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the U.S. after “trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage” at Los Angeles International Airport a week ago, according to The Associated Press.
Law enforcement officials told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor admitted to consuming the drug.
The 23-year-old, best known for his role as Jonathan Byers on the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” was forced to return to London and as a result missed the show’s season 2 premiere in LA on Thursday night.
The second season of “Stranger Things” is now available for streaming on Netflix.