EXCLUSIVE: Pictured – The two bags of cocaine Rose McGowan had in her wallet when she flew to Women’s March and which she claimed were PLANTED by Harvey Weinstein’s dirty tricks squad
- Prosecutors have submitted photos showing the two bags of cocaine that were found in Rose McGowan’s wallet at Dulles International Airport in 2017
- McGowan, 45, was also carrying her medical marijuana card, her driver’s license, credit cards, and $45 in bills
- The images, obtained by DailyMailTV, were released ahead of the actress’s scheduled trial next week on one felony count of drug possession
- On Tuesday, her lawyer revealed McGowan’s charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor for which she will enter a no contest plea and pay a fine
- Photos also show the drug analysis results which were positive for cocaine
Rose McGowan (pictured in her mug shot in 2017) will plead no contest on January 15 after authorities reduced her drug possession charge to a misdemeanor
Newly-submitted evidence photos reveal the bags of cocaine found in Rose McGowan’s wallet at a Virginia airport in 2017.
Images obtained exclusively by DailyMailTV show two small baggies filled with white powder which tested positive for the drug, according to court records.
Prosecutors released the photos ahead of the actress’s scheduled trial next week on one count of felony drug possession.
McGowan is now expected to plead no contest on January 15 after authorities in Loudon County, Virginia, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, her lawyer revealed on Tuesday.
As part of the deal, McGowan will avoid jail time and pay a maximum fine of $2,500.
Evidence: Photos submitted ahead of McGowan’s scheduled trial show the two baggies of cocaine allegedly found in her wallet at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on January 21, 2017
The actress, who was traveling to the inaugural Women’s March at the time, was also carrying her medical marijuana card, her driver’s license, credit cards, and $45 in bills
Proof: Prosecutors provided a photo showing the results of the substance analysis which was positive for narcotics
The 45-year-old actress-cum-activist was traveling to Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2017 for the inaugural Women’s March when she left her wallet on a plane after landing at Dulles International Airport.
A cleaner later discovered the wallet containing two sachets of cocaine and handed it to airport police, prosecutors say.
Lawyers for McGowan, who helped kickstart the #MeToo movement, have suggested the drugs could have been planted by somebody working for Harvey Weinstein, who McGowan has accused of sexual assault.
Although an arrest warrant was issued in February, McGowan did not respond until November that year, after her claims against Weinstein and those of dozens of other women emerged in the media.
She flew to Leesburg, Virginia where she turned herself in to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office and was released on a $5,000 bail bond.
The images were submitted in response to a request from McGowan’s lawyers for information about the test on the white powder.
Prosecutors provided a photo showing the results of the substance analysis which was positive for narcotics.
Contents: McGowan’s medical marijuana card appeared to be issued days earlier. Her California driver’s license is pictured right
McGowan has claimed the drugs could have been planted
A still from CCTV footage shows McGowan leaving the plane that day
Also submitted to the court were McGowan’s tweets to United Airlines saying she had left her wallet on the plane
Photos also show McGowan was carrying her Medical Marijuana card, her driver’s license, credit cards, and $45 in bills.
One of the pictures shows a screenshot of McGowan’s tweets to United Airlines telling them that she has lost her wallet.
In one she says: ‘I filed a claim. Please look into missing black card wallet.’
Also among the images is a letter from the Virginia’s Department of Forensic Science to J.C. Hughes, a police officer with the Metro Washington Airports Authority, which confirms the test results.
The letter says that the material was found to be cocaine with a 95 per cent accuracy rate. The weight of one bag was just over one gram.
Detective Hughes includes a note of explanation in the court file which says that when he contacted McGowan to arrange for her to pick up her wallet at a police station she said that she only needed the IDs.
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The actress-cum-activist, who help kick off the #MeToo movement, was on her way to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Above she is pictured at the Women’s Convention in Detroit later that year
McGowan’s wallet was discovered by a cleaner after passengers disembarked at Dulles International Airport (pictured)
McGowan said that she would contact detective Hughes ‘as soon as the march was over’ to do so but she failed to reach out to him.
Her lawyers said in a court filing in her drug possession case that her situation was ‘complicated by the Harvey Weinstein machine.’
They pointed out that Weinstein has ‘used underhand tactics to silence his victims’ and said that there were five hours between McGowan losing her wallet and it being found by the cleaner.
In a filing they say that ‘numerous people passed the seat upon exiting the plane.’
McGowan’s lawyers said that ‘the severity of these issues increases further, knowing that there were individuals specifically employed to target Ms McGowan’.
Even if McGowan owned the wallet there was ‘absolutely no evidence she possessed the cocaine’, they argued.
A letter from the Virginia’s Department of Forensic Science confirms the material was found to be cocaine with a 95 per cent accuracy rate. The weight of one bag was just over one gram
Court records reveal a detective contacted McGowan to arrange for her to pick up her wallet at a police station but she said she only needed the IDs but never retrieved it
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