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Rose McGowan plans 'not guilty' plea on drug charge in Virginia

The felony charge stems from what police say were narcotics found among McGowan's personal belongings.

This image released Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 by

This image released Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo for actress Rose McGowan who surrendered to Airports Authority Police on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Photo Credit: AP

WASHINGTON - Actress Rose McGowan says she'll plead not guilty when she's arraigned Thursday on a drug charge outside Washington.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says McGowan surrendered to Airports Authority Police on Tuesday. She's charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The felony charge stems from what police say were narcotics found among McGowan's personal belongings left behind on a Jan. 20 flight to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

McGowan is among several actresses who've said movie mogul Harvey Weinstein forced them into unwanted sex, something Weinstein has denied.

McGowan tells The New Yorker that even though the warrant was issued Feb. 1, she didn't respond to it for months out of fear that she was being followed by people hired by Weinstein. She says she hired a private investigator to investigate whether the warrant was real.

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