‘Somehow cocaine got on his wallet – but he’s innocent’: Family of Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton, 23, say he was stopped from entering the US after accidentally picking up traces of the drug at a party two weeks earlier

  • Brit actor, 23, has a three-year-old son with rocker ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura
  • Couple had the boy in May 2014 while they were in their rock band Comanechi 
  • Heaton denied entry to US and deported to UK when he was caught with cocaine
  • His family claim the drug accidentally found its way onto his wallet at a party

The family of Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton say he was ‘caught with cocaine’ trying to enter the US after the drug accidentally found its way on to his wallet.

The British actor was flying to LA for the season two launch party of Stranger Things when he is said to have been caught with cocaine by sniffer dogs.

But his mother and sister have now spoken out, claiming the drug found its way on to his wallet at a party two weeks earlier, in a bar or at a shop without his knowledge.

This comes as it was revealed the 23-year-old has a secret love child with his ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura, who fell pregnant in May 2014 while the pair were in the rock band Comanechi together.


The British actor, 23, has a three-year-old son with his ex-partner Akiko Matsuura


Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton pictured here with his rocker ex-girlfriend, Akiko Matsuura

Due to his demanding schedule filming hit-show Stranger Things in Los Angeles, Yorkshire-born Heaton is not believed to see his son regularly.

The youngster lives with his mother, who performs in the band The Big Pink, in London.

A source told the Sun: ‘Charlie became a dad when he was just 20. He met Akiko when he was just a teen and fell head over heels in love.

‘They’re no longer together but they have an amicable relationship for the boy’s sake.

‘Right now Charlie’s career is his priority but he hopes to see more of his son once filming commitments calm down.’


Akiko fell pregnant while the pair were in the rock band Comanechi together, in May 2014


The pair are said to have ‘fallen head over heels in love’ before Heaton became a father at the age of 20

US border officials last Saturday denied the actor entry to the country and deported him back to London where he had flown from just hours before.

It meant that he was missing from the glitzy premiere of the Netflix-produced supernatural show on Thursday evening.

It is also now feared that Heaton could be barred from entering the US in future meaning he could struggle to take part in filming for Stranger Things.


Heaton (right) is not believed to see his son regularly and the boy lives with his mother (left), in London


Yorkshire-born Heaton, who has previously starred in DCI Banks and Casualty, plays Jonathan Byers in hit sci-fi show Stranger Things (pictured)


The pair are no longer together according to friends, but have an amicable relationship for the sake of their son

A source claimed: ‘He was not arrested. He was held at the airport for a while and then put back on a plane to London that night.

‘If you are a foreign national and it is a large amount of drugs you may be charged.

‘But if it is personal use, the consequences are that you will not be allowed in to the country. US law is very strict on this.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Heaton.

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