A law enforcement official says “Stranger Things” actor Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the U.S. last week after trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage when he arrived in Los Angeles.

The official said Friday a customs canine sniffed Heaton’s luggage when he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport last Saturday and officers found traces of cocaine.

The official said Heaton, a British citizen, was refused entry into the U.S. at the airport and returned to London. He wasn’t arrested because the amount wasn’t enough to warrant any charges.

The official couldn’t discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Heaton stars as Jonathan Byers in the Netflix supernatural drama. His publicist didn’t respond to a request for comment Friday night.

In 2015, Heaton made his acting debut with the ITV crime drama series DCI Banks, playing the role of Gary McCready.

Then he appeared as Riley in ITV’s detective series Vera.

He guest starred in BBC One’s medical drama series Casualty as Jason Waycott.

In 2016, he appeared in the thriller film Shut In, co-starring Naomi Watts and Oliver Plattand directed by Farren Blackburn.Heaton also plays Jonathan Byers in the Netflix supernatural drama series Stranger Things.

In May 2017, Heaton was cast to star as Samuel “Sam” Guthrie / Cannonball in New Mutants, a 2018 film based on the Marvel Comics comic book of the same name.


It wasnt so long agao when two LAX baggage handlers were arrested for attempted drug trafficking. Alberto Preciado Gutierrez, 26, and Adrian Ponce, 27, who were both working as baggage handlers at the Los Angeles International Airport, were arrested on Monday morning and charged with conspiracy to transport and distribute cocaine to the East Coast through the airport.

Unfortunately, the LAX baggage handlers are not the only airport employees involved in drug trafficking.

The rate at which airport officials are caught in drug trafficking schemes has raised serious concern. The Transport Security Administration (TSA) said it is almost impossible to screen all airport employees due to the associated costs. Instead, they have advised all airports to step up random screenings and to update all background checks.

The LAX baggage handlers were charged the same day JetBlue flight attendant Marsha Gay Reynolds, 31, appeared in court.

Vibe reports Reynolds gave herself up to federal authorities in New York after fleeing a checkpoint at the Los Angeles International Airport. She left behind 70 pounds of cocaine. Although the case seems fairly straightforward, Reynolds claims she had no idea of what she carrying.