Rose McGowan does not oppose a crime of drug abuse, avoids jail –


The actress Rose McGowan appears outside the Loudoun County Court with her attorney Jim Hundley after she has declared no objection to a crime of drug possession. (Katherine Frey / The Washington Post) Tom Jackman Reporter Covering Criminal Justice at Local and National Level Jan. 14 at 12:03 Actress Rose McGowan did not ask Monday for any charges for possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to pay a fine of $ 2,500 and serve a suspended 12-month sentence without jail by a court judge in Loudoun Circuit. McGowan, 45, was originally charged with criminal possession of cocaine after a member of a cleaning team found his wallet with white dust inside an airplane on January 20, 2017. Washington Metro Airport Police said the dust was positive for cocaine and received a death warrant for McGowan in February 2017. A MWAA detective testified that he called McGowan the day after his flight to say that his wallet had been found and that he should have come to get it. But McGowan never did it. McGowan surrendered in November 2017 and her lawyers raised the possibility that cocaine was planted by someone connected to film producer Harvey Weinstein. McGowan was one of the first women to accuse Weinstein of sexual violence at the start of the #MeToo movement, and Weinstein was later accused of another case. The possession of cocaine, regardless of the amount, is considered a crime in Virginia. But offenders for the first time are generally allowed to plead guilty to a reduced infringement charge. [Actress Rose McGowan headed to trial on drug charge] "Sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war," McGowan told the WTOP radio station after the hearing, "and they're in it for the long run." And that's what's going on. You get caught up in the legal system, it's very difficult to get out of it Sometimes you take what you can get and hope for the best. "McGowan told Neal Augenstein's WTOP that the case had" caused a lot of stress and I just wanted it to end. I just wanted it to end. "The case was prosecuted by the Prince William County Commonwealth Prosecutor's Office because Loudoun Commonwealth attorney Jim Plowman had previously been represented by McGowan's attorney, Jim Hundley . During a preliminary hearing in May, the attorney Rebecca Thacher claimed that McGowan had illegally owned cocaine and that "all of a sudden, she did not want to take her Chanel wallet … Mrs. McGowan was on that one Cocaine was in his wallet. "McGowan flew to Washington to participate in the Women's March 2017. After the non-challenge request, Prince William Commonwealth's attorney Paul B. Ebert said:" The His case should be treated like everyone else.It is rare that a first offense like this is taken to jail these days. "The plea agreement was accepted and imposed by Circuit Court Judge J. Howe Brown. Staff writer Justin Jouvenal contributed to this relationship.


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