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Rose McGowan Faces Arrest Warrant for Alleged Drug Possession

Rose McGowan tweeted on Monday that a warrant for her arrest had been issued. Police in Washington, D.C., later confirmed the existence of a drug-related warrant.
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Actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit.Paul Sancya / AP

Actress Rose McGowan faces an arrest warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance.

On Monday, McGowan, 44, tweeted to her followers that a warrant had been issued for her arrest in Virginia.

"Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES--T," McGowan wrote.

The felony charge stems from an investigation of personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20, police said, according to The Associated Press.

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After the items allegedly tested positive for narcotics, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained a warrant for McGowan's arrest on Feb. 1, the AP reported.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department did not immediately respond a request for comment.

It is unclear when McGowan first learned of the warrant for her arrest.

Police told the AP they've attempted to contact McGowan so she can appear in a Loudoun County, Virginia, court. The warrant has been entered into a national law enforcement database.

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McGowan was named in an article by The New York Times as one of the women who settled a sexual harassment suit with now-disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein. She has accused him of raping her but Weinstein has repeatedly denied all claims of nonconsensual sex "unequivocally."

She has since become one of the leading voices speaking out against sexual assault in the film industry, mostly recently addressing a Women's Convention rally in Detroit on Friday.