Actress Rose McGowan today waived her appearance to be arraigned in Loudoun District Court.
Her attorney, James W. Hundley, filed a motion on her behalf waiving her appearance. McGowan, who resides in California, did not appear.
McGowan is accused of felony possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors allege a wallet she left behind on a United flight into Dulles in January contained narcotics. McGowan has said those drugs could have been planted.
McGowan was flying into town to participate in the Women’s March on Washington.
Judge Dean S. Worcester set a preliminary hearing for Jan. 23. McGowan is expected to enter a plea.