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"Stranger Things" Star Charlie Heaton Reportedly Caught With Cocaine And Denied Entry To The US

The actor missed the premiere for the show's second season on Thursday.

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British actor Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in Netflix's Stranger Things, was caught with traces of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport and barred entry to the US, according to reports.

A drug-sniffing dog detected trace amounts of cocaine in Heaton's luggage when he arrived in the US last Saturday, an anonymous law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

Heaton was reportedly not allowed to enter the US and was sent back to London. He was not arrested or charged.

As a result, Heaton missed the premiere of the second season of Stranger Things, which was held Thursday in Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

US Customs and Border Protection and the Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment from BuzzFeed News.

The 23-year-old actor has been dating his Stranger Things co-star Natalia Dyer, who was at Thursday's premiere.

Requests for comment from representatives for Heaton and Netflix were not immediately returned.

Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Julia Reinstein at julia.reinstein@buzzfeed.com.

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