If you watch Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things then you probably know that actor Charlie Heaton, better know as Jonathon Byers in the show, (Will’s older brother) is a bit of a loner in high school and keeps to himself, but it appears he’s not that away in real life. In fact, it sounds like “Jonathon” likes to party.
According to TMZ, Charlie Heaton was busted with cocaine at LAX last weekend, but instead of being arrested he was kicked out of the states. Sources say the Stranger Things star flew into LAX last Saturday from London, but was denied entry because a random baggage check uncovered trace amounts of cocaine in his bag. And since he didn’t have a previous record, he was allowed to withdraw his application to enter the country last minute and get on a plane back to London instead of being arrested.
He can reportedly come back to the United States at a later date, but he’ll have to reapply for admission. However it doesn’t look like he’s getting in trouble at the moment. Talk about “stranger things.”
This incident is so-called the reason why Heaton was missing from the Netflix Season 2 premiere party for Stranger Things Thursday night in L.A.
Earlier this month Heaton was pictured walking hand-in-hand with Stranger Things co-star Natalia Dyer in New York City, who happens to play Nancy Wheeler, Heaton’s on-screen love interest in the show. It was rumored for months that the pair were dating, but their casual walk spotted by paparazzi pretty confirmed its the real deal.
Season 2 of Strangers Things debuted earlier today (October 27) on Netflix, and has been the talk of the web ever since. Hell, some fans have already binged-watched the entire season. See some of their reactions to it here.
Thanks to the success of Stranger Things, not only have the actors rose to stardom, but it looks they’re having some longevity too. Season 3 is imminent to be in the works, and be coming next season, with season 4 rumored to be the finale. If you haven’t watched season 1 yet, do yourself the favor and revisit that now while it’s not too late.