‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton Was Denied US Entry After Drugs Found in Luggage

The actor, who plays Jonathan on the Netflix hit, missed Thursday’s premiere event

One of the “Stranger Things” stars was absent from the red carpet premiere event Thursday night after being denied entry to the United States earlier in the week.

British actor Charlie Heaton, 23, who plays Jonathan Byers on the popular Netflix thriller, was sent back to the UK after officials at Los Angeles International Airport found a small amount of cocaine in his luggage last Saturday.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday that the drugs were discovered after a customs canine sniffed Heaton’s luggage. Heaton was not charged or arrested.

Heaton is currently dating his “Stranger Things” co-star Natalia Dyer, who plays Jonathan’s love interest, Nancy Wheeler, on the show.

A request for comment from Heaton’s representative was not immediately returned.