Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charge in Loudoun Co.

WASHINGTON — Actress, activist and author Rose McGowan was indicted Monday on one felony count of cocaine possession in Loudoun County, Virginia.

The maximum sentence for the charge is 10 years in prison. Her trial date will be set Tuesday at the Loudoun County courthouse.

The charging documents say that after McGowan got off a United Airlines flight at Dulles International Airport in January 2017, the cleaning crew found McGowan’s wallet next to her seat. The police said two bags of cocaine were in the wallet.

McGowan has accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of raping her and was one of the first to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct.

She has maintained her innocence; her lawyers have argued that someone planted the cocaine, possibly someone connected to Weinstein.

Her lawyer Jim Hundley had no comment Monday.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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