Rose McGowan says she will plead not guilty to felony drugs charge, claiming that the cocaine that led to her arrest could have been planted.
After a warrant was issued for her arrest, McGowan turned herself into authorities on Tuesday and was booked for felony possession of a controlled substance before released on a $5,000 bond.
Her arrest came after an airport employee allegedly found the actress’ wallet with two bags of white powder inside, which police say later tested positive for cocaine, on a United flight arriving at the Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20.
Following her release, the actress, 44, spoke to the New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow.
McGowan explained to Farrow that she carried a slim card wallet with her on the trip to Washington, and had not taken the wallet out of her bag, which was allegedly left unattended when she went to the restroom mid-flight. “I had it in the side pocket of my backpack, and I left it on my seat as I went to the bathroom,” the Charmed alum told Farrow.
She then realized her wallet was missing when she was at baggage claim and tweeted United to help her find it, the actress said.