American actor-activist Rose McGowan’s drug possession charges will be reduced to a misdemeanor.
The ‘Planet Terror’ star was charged with felony possession in February 2017, but she has agreed to plead no contest in her upcoming court appearance on January 15 in Loudoun County, a leading magazine reported.
Earlier in March 2018, the star asked a judge to dismiss her case but he refused to do so.
Jim Hundley, McGowan’s lawyer said, “The Commonwealth and Ms McGowan have reached a plea agreement in her case. The Commonwealth has agreed to reduce the current felony charge to a misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance.”
He further added, ” Ms McGowan will enter a plea of no contest to the reduced charge when she appears in court on January 15, and the Commonwealth will recommend a sentence that requires Ms McGowan to pay a fine.”
Addressing the actor, Hundley said, “Accepted this agreement in order to spare her family, her friends, and her supporters the emotional strain of a criminal trial. The agreement brings this ordeal to an end and allows her to focus all of her energy on what matters most to her – creating a better world. Ms McGowan will comment on the day of the plea.”
The 45-year-old star was arrested for felony possession in 2017, while she was travelling from United flight. An airport employee allegedly found two bags of white power on her which later turned out to be cocaine.