Update: McGowan Trial on Drug Charge Set for Januaray

A Loudoun grand jury on Monday handed up an indictment against actress Rose McGowan, who is charged with felony cocaine possession.

McGowan was charged in February 2017 after a wallet with two plastic baggies of cocaine and McGowan’s California driver’s license were found onboard a Boeing-767 parked at a Dulles Airport gate after passengers had disembarked a United Airlines flight.

In previous court filings, McGowan’s attorney has suggested the drugs could have been planted. She was the first woman to publicly claim she was sexually assaulted by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, effectively kicking off the Me Too movement that resulted in Weinstein’s banishment and calls to end sexual harassment and abuse.

On Tuesday, the trial was set for two days, starting Jan. 15, 2019.The charge is a Class 5 felony, with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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