Kevin McEnroe, tennis legend John McEnroe's son, was arrested on July 15 in New York for purchasing coke and Vicodin in the East Village. Police moved in after the street deal went down.
Legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock has written a letter to a federal judge on behalf of his friend Bruce Veniero, a former Los Angeles club owner who was busted for marijuana smuggling in 1998.
So far this year there have 30 celebrity drug busts, including rappers Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross and Trick Daddy, and Willie Nelson's daughter, Paula. More than 75% of the arrestees are athletes.
En route to the Denver Cannabis Cup in April, pot activist Russ Bellville was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia during a traffic stop in Utah. The charges have since been dismissed.
Actor Robert Downey Jr.'s son, Indio, was caught with a bag of cocaine in West Hollywood on June 29. “Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” Downey stated.