Date: 27th November 2000

Downey Busted On New Dope Charges

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was arrested again on drug charges in Palm Springs after officers, responding to an anonymous 911 call, allegedly found Downey in his hotel room with cocaine and methamphetamine. He was released on $15,000 bail Sunday morning.

The Oscar-nominated actor walked out of prison in August after serving time for violating terms of his probation following his conviction on another drug charge. Recently Downey was added to the cast of Ally McBeal, playing a lawyer representing the title character. He had been cast to star in a stage version of Hamlet, directed by Mel Gibson, due to open in Los Angeles in January.

Source: Studio Briefing