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Police: Actress Rose McGowan Sought on Drug Charge in Virginia

The felony charge came from an investigation into personal belongings of Rose McGowan that were left behind on a United flight at Dulles



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    A warrant is out for actress Rose McGowan's arrest after luggage police say she left behind on a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport tested positive for narcotics. But the actress is questioning whether the warrant is an attempt to "silence" her. 

    McGowan is wanted for possession of a controlled substance, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. 

    The airport authority says McGowan left personal belongings on United flight 653 after arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20, 2017. The arrest warrant was obtained Feb. 1, 2017. 

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

    Police have attempted to contact McGowan so she can appear in a Loudoun County, Virginia, court to respond to the charges.

    McGowan has become one of the leading voices against sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood in recent months. 

    At her first public comments since accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, McGowan said she has been "silenced for 20 years" but won't remain quiet about sexual assault and harassment.

    On Twitter, McGowan has amassed supporters and urged them to call out harassment using the #RoseArmy hashtag. McGowan has starred in several films, including "Scream," ''Jawbreaker," and "Planet Terror," as well as the early 2000s television series "Charmed."