Actor Jamie Waylett Reportedly Arrested for Drug Possession in London

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Apr 08, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

We have some troubling news to report tonight regarding one of the actors in the Harry Potter films. Stemming originally from a UK tabloid, world wide media have now carried the story that actor Jamie Waylett, who portrays actor Vincent Crabbe in the beloved film series, was arrested on charges of possessing an illegal substance. A rep for Scotland Yard told the BBC that police made the arrest after searching a car carrying 19 year old Jamie and a friend. “The car was searched and officers found eight bags of a substance believed to be cannabis,” he said.

The report then goes on to state a search of the Waylett’s home produced additional cannabis in the form of ten plants. “Officers found a number of plants believed to be cannabis plants and equipment for the cultivation,” Scotland Yard said “Both men have been bailed until July pending further inquiries and tests on the substances.”

MTV also points out that “Waylett, who has become a “Harry Potter” fan favorite, emerged from
massive casting calls in the early part of the decade to land his role.
A Slytherin student, Vincent Crabbe serves as one of Draco Malfoy’s
minions but is as helped by his size as he is fatally flawed by his
dimness. An accomplice to the Death Eaters, Crabbe’s wizard powers ”
and his distaste for Harry ” increase throughout the “Potter” series.”

Readers will recall of course that Jamie Waylett is a long time friend to us here at Leaky. As distressing as this news is for us personally as we do believe this to be accurate, we can only imagine how upsetting this news is for his family, close friends, and of course his fans. At this time we do not know how this may impact his future role in the Harry Potter series, with filming ongoing for Deathly Hallows, and notably his involvement in the future filming of the dramatic scenes involving Crabbe in the Room of Requirement. Warner Bros has declined to comment as of now on this matter, and we are continuing to work to learn more on this report; more when we get it!





195 Responses to Actor Jamie Waylett Reportedly Arrested for Drug Possession in London

Avatar ImageEmmaLouise says: It is quite sad but in some ways it was inevitable that at least one of the actors would appear in a story of this nature :(Avatar Imagetomrutland says: just like so many other teenagers...Avatar Imagecghambright says: Oh No!!! I don't even know what to say about that.... It was definitely not a smart move on his part and I really hope it doesnt affect his role in the last HP 7 film. Avatar Imageneopolitandreams17 says: OMG.. well i can't really judge Jamie because i don't really know him personally. But he'll get trough it, good luck!Avatar ImageSarabi says: That's a damn shame for him, but it's not surprising to find teens with marijuana these days....Hopefully this won't hurt his career. Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: I have read a news article that stated the same thing, but it said that he was arrested because the stuff LOOKED like cannabis. Hopefully the authorities are proven wrong on this on, I've always liked Jamie WaylettAvatar ImageHorcruxalej says: Tisk Tisk. oh well his life not mine im not going to judge. Avatar ImageStarlysh says: This is upsetting news. I hope he learns from this, but I hope this doesn't effect his role in the last film(s).Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Very disappointing.Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: I saw this online earlier and wondered how Leaky would treat this subject. It's quite unfortunate that Jamie got involved with something such as this, but hopefully he'll change now that he's been hit hard for it. Hopefully he'll be able to make DH filming, but honestly, he deserves to be punished. Maybe they'll kill Goyle instead, and explain Crabbe's absence some other way? Just a thought. Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: well now we know how he dies..he just disappears.. :p poor kid lost everything for being an idiotAvatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: Holy mother of God. <---That was my initial reaction to the headline. Tbh, I'm glad it was just pot and not something more dangerous. Though, with that much pot in one place and the plants...someone is selling and that is sad.Avatar ImageWierdgirl5834 says: cannabis?! Why that's hemp! Geez...hemp isn't even a drug, it's just percieved as one because it's associated with marijuana and it's illegal. That sucks, for him though. I mean on pottercast he seemed really nice and noone would've ever guessed he had 'drugs' in his car.Avatar ImageNatalie says: Well, shame for him actually... but, if you come to think about it... Great Casting!!! haha!!!!Avatar ImageCrazy4Neville says: OMG that is so sad.. why jamie why ?!?Avatar ImageFereverto says: Ah Jamie, it breaks my heart to read this news. I wish it weren't true. :(Avatar Imagebudgie says: I hope that he can complete the series. Illegal substances are not a smart thing to do, but maybe this will be a chance to learn from a mistake rather than a nosedive for his future.Avatar ImageKasha224 says: I think this is so sad! Who would think this would happen. Especially to him!! D:!Avatar ImageKasha224 says: I think this is so sad! Who would think this would happen. Especially to him!! D:!Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: Wierdgirl5834: Cannabis is the whole plant, not just the part with the hemp. Avatar Imageoldprofessorbinns says: If this is true, Jamie will have to face the consequences just as any other individual would. However, Jamie doesn't deserve to be tarred and feathered. Let's support Jamie for the sake of his future. If he is able to be back in the Deathly Hallows finale, I would be happy to see him.Avatar ImageWhisperwing says: My daughter just waylayed me in the hallway on my way back from the bathroom to tell me this, and my immediate reaction was that I had to get to Leaky to see if it was true. So sad that the usual elation that comes with the release of a new PotterCast had to be dimmed with this disheartening report. Dare I hope it turns out to be home grown catnip? Time alone will see the truth emerge.Avatar ImageZivlok says: When I first saw the headline (actually, I found out through twitter about 7 hours), so when I first saw the tweet, I was worried, but then I found out it's just weed. And really, this is pretty much the best thing he could get arrested for, short of jaywalking. I mean, it could have been something like dangerous driving or the like. Maybe it's just me, but weed really isn't that big of a deal, and I doubt it will ruin his career. Maybe in the '80's, but not now, and especially not in Europe. The only thing that worries me is the amount he had. Now, if he's dealing, that's something else entirely, but if he's just partaking every now and then... I doubt he'll get more than a sizeable fine and some community service, and hope that's all it is.Avatar Imagekraamerxmich says: im quite surprised really...I watched one of his interviews, and he seemed so quiet, almost as if he wouldnt hurt a fly...but...i guess he does have his weaknesses...oh well...things happen...i just hope this doesnt harm the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (or as WB will most likely call it) HP7Avatar Imagekraamerxmich says: im quite surprised really…I watched one of his interviews, and he seemed so quiet, almost as if he wouldnt hurt a fly…but…i guess he does have his weaknesses…oh well…things happen…i just hope this doesnt harm the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (or as WB will most likely call it) HP7Avatar Imagebookworm1102 says: this is crazyAvatar ImageProfessor Alan Rickman says: Saw this in the London paper today, im not surprised, I always see him, and the area he lives in, its prone to that sort of stuff. Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: WOWWWW! crabbe is a DRUG DEALER!!! OMG!!!!!Avatar ImageOneqtmuggle says: Man, I really hope WB lets him stay for DH. I don't think weed is a big deal either but he had a lot of it and that's not good in the eyes of the legal system. Avatar Imageeruanna317 says: I think I'm with Dawlish and the Archies on this one...Avatar ImageFanaticFangirl says: *shakes head disapprovingly*Avatar ImageoOoVettyoOo says: omg i didnt want to believe it on PerezHilton!!!Avatar Imageumbridge_is_great says: Oh no!! Why would he do that? WHY? I hope that DH is not affected...Avatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: awww no Jamie!Avatar Imagethereshegoes says: Well, I for one hope that, if he is guilty, then he is given a proper punishment. Drugs are bad after all, no matter who you are and whether you take it or make it. It's disappointing though to see him falling into this business. One would expect him to learn better, especially after all those reports before. Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I really hope it isn't true. Avatar ImageErinM says: Hopefully this will be a wake up call and he'll straighten out his life. With so much going for him, it's sad that he's made such a bad choice.Avatar ImageMiss Freewind says: This might sound weird to some, but of all the things he could have arrested for, I am happy that it was only on charges of possessing an illegal substance (believed to be cannabis). Of all the terrible things to be arrested for, this is very, very, very low on my list. I would be much more upset if was arrested for something like assault or (especially) drunk driving. Right now, I just think he is incredibly stupid.Avatar ImageKalin says: I wish for his sake it wasn't so widely publicised (at least Leaky can do it with respect and not act like the tabloids do; smelling blood). Cannabis eh? As much as I discourage it I have to say that I don't know anyone who hasn't tried it...Big deal...Not...Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is horrible that this had to happen. It is a shame that he had to be found with this stuff. I only can hope and pray that he improves his behavior.Avatar Imageicianom says: I'm genuinely upset that fans are trying to defend him. Drugs are Drugs. Avatar ImageWhisperwing says: Hello Kalin, I'm Kathy, and I have never, in my 42 years, tried marijuana. Let us not forget what simply being caught with a smoking apparatus has done to Michael Phelps' career recently, let alone the kid who used to be the Dell spokesman. Remember him? The "Dude, you're getting a Dell!" guy? Pot bust cost him his spokesmanship for the product line. And I do believe both of these were minor possession charges. What's being reported in this case is massive amounts, amounts concurrent with intent to sell in many cases. Kind of a big deal, actually. This could be far more disastrous for Jamie than either Michael Phelps or the Dell kid endured.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: :( This is so saddening. I hope he straightens himself out soon...Avatar ImageMazzy says: I'm more disturbed that everyone is so 'disturbed' by this than I am that he smokes weed. I mean, he's a teenager - a rich teenager - and I see no reason he wouldn't experiment just like all teenagers do with weed or alcohol. ~shrug~ I do find it disconcerting that he had eight bags in the car, simply because that implies that he might be selling it - No, no, Jamie. Grow for yourself, keep for yourself. Do not go turning into a drug dealer. Your parents apparently didn't teach you where 'right' ends and 'wrong' begins. If you want to smoke pot, by all means have a ball - it's much better for the body than other drugs, like alcohol - but don't go selling it, especially when you have all the money you could ever want already! At least he wasn't drinking and driving (only complete dolts do that!)Avatar Imageangelcakes says: For my part, I'm terribly upset that fans seem to be attacking him and shaking their heads disapprovingly. "Tsk tsk tsk"? "Seems fitting since he's a Deatheater." How horrible! For my part, I give only sympathy and support. After all, if we or our children mess up, it's only known throughout the community. A relatively minor actor in a series of children's movies? It's all over the freakin' world. You want him to pay? Believe me, he's paying. I only hope this doesn't ruin his career and relationships.Avatar Imagecheekysnake09 says: Oh no! I hope this isn't true. The main reason this is big news to begin with is because he's famous. What about the rest of the world? -sigh- Avatar Imagedillonkhoops says: Way to overreact, people. It's not the end of the world. Do you have any idea how many celebrities smoke pot? It's not going to kill him. It's one of the few illegal drugs that isn't that dangerous.Avatar ImageZivlok says: The reason why I don't think a drug possession charge when he was a teenager will effect his future career is not because weed never hurts careers - because it does. I think it won't hurt his career because his career is *acting*. In *Hollywood*. Well, not actually Hollywood, but in big name movies, not in TV commercials. If your a spokesperson for a company, that's different, because you are inexorably linked to them, and your image becomes their image. Not so for movies. If Dan did something like this, then it might have an impact, but you're not going to see Crabbe's face plastered on t-shirts and coke cans and such. Really, I just hope that he isn't dealing. If he is, then tsk tsks and such are well deserved. Otherwise...Avatar Imageentoptic says: to mazzy, Do you really think a minor character in the Harry Potter series is rich? Maybe I'm ignorant here, but I doubt he makes that much..for the few short scenes he's been in the movies, mostly in the background..probably does okay but I doubt rich.. Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Too bad, however, I hope that even if its true he stays on as Crabbe. He seems to be acting a bit too much like his character might.Avatar ImageMazzy says: I bet, as "Draco Malfoy's side kick" he's pulling in at least 6-figures US for those few scenes. And honestly, even if he's a pauper, my stance still remains - it's the selling it that would be a problem in my eyes. IMO, if people react as if he's handing out "favors" in public restrooms just because of weed, then they should react that same way to people who drink. Legality is ever-changing. Look at prohibition. That doesn't mean that alcohol is barely addictive and weed is this horrid junky type drug - just the opposite in fact. So, I will not "tsk" him, nor do I see it as any kind of an issue at all unless he's become a dealer and I have a problem with dealing simply because all kinds of shady business goes along with that and a persons hands get dirtier and dirtier when they play down in the mud. Avatar ImageTonks1 says: This story is so sad. I sure hope that he gets help. With what they found it I hope he was not selling. That could land him in jail. We don't know how they treat this in the UK. I also was looking forward to the scene in the Room of Requirement. In response to angelcakes, a small amount on your person could be a minor offence. But what they found in the car and the fact that he was growing the stuff it is not good. My prayers to all involved.Avatar Imageselene21 says: that's terrible, I love Jamie. Send all good wishes to hi family and himAvatar ImageLP Dantas says: Wow, that's a major screw up. It could have been much worse, sure, but it's already blown way out of proportion and - with him being a part of such a huge franchise as Harry Potter - you can be sure that his name is tarnished all over the world - even here in Brazil there are news about this. Now that the droppings have hit the fan, Jamie needs to be wise in how he deals with this. Hopefully he has a good PR, and I'm sure his family will be supportive.Avatar ImageFonty says: Personally, I have never understood and will never understand the arbitrary distinction between "legal" drugs, such as alcohol and nicotine, and "illegal" drugs such as cannabis/marijuana/hemp and the harder stuff like cocaine and heroin - and everything that´s out there. Alcohol and nicotine kill far more people than all the others combined but nobody makes them illegal. And marijuana even has proven medical usages ... I don´t judge people on their personal choices. I don´t start disliking Dan Radcliffe, just because I have seen him smoke a cigarette. I don´t start disliking Jamie Waylett, just because of this. Whatever his reason, he has to deal with the fall-out. And it is not like he stabbed someone ..... Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: shame shame shame. but. i thought it was pretty funny. XDAvatar ImageLavendergirl says: oh no... this really is troubling news... I'm shocked.Avatar Imagecantspellathing says: I have to say I am really happy that none of the Harry Potter actors had gotten into this kind of trouble until now. I really do not care for the way Hollywood culture has evolved over the years. Particularly disturbing is the way many of the young actors behave. I hope that WB will deal with this better in the UK then they might in the US. Avatar ImageShotgun says: Oh no! Personally I don't care what he does on his own time as long as he continues to be a contributing member of society, but I just can't understand why people in he public eye can't even pretend to keep their noses clean. And 10 plants?! 8 SEPRATE bags? Sounds like a business venture... maybe the royalty checks weren't keeping up with spending. Whatever the case, I hope for the sake of continuity that they keep him until the end of the series... though it didn't really work out that way for the Dell guy.Avatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: I read somewhere, dont know where, where he admitted to smoking pot and partying. so i kind of wasnt surprised...when i first read the headline on aol.com that a Harry Potter actor was caught with pot...i automatically thought of him....so sad..Avatar ImageMadyGirl1987 says: WOW! I was SOOOOO shocked to see this on the homepage! Drug posession is bad, if not for the harmful effect but for the sheer fact of breaking the law, but dealing, as it looks like this is a possibility, is another thing entirely. I would hope that no matter what, if he is found guilty of posession and/or dealing the punishment will fit the crime. I am very interested to see what effect this has on the last film. Do we know anything about his filming schedule?Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I hope he's still able to be in the DH movies. He's going to play a prety pivotal role in the final one!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Everyone makes mistakes. Although this is a VERY BAD one ... he'll get through this, I guess. I'm not going to say anything more. I'm not supporting him or hating him .. just ... commenting :)Avatar ImageHuffhop says: Right, not neccessarily saying I agree with the law (where as previously stated alcohol+tobacco are legal but cannabis is a class b illegal drug). However as a substance intervention worker in england I have to say if found guilty 8 bags would be classed as possession with intent to supply and ten plants would constitute "wholesale" cultivation I.e can't argue personal use Jamie could well be facing a four year sentence serving about 2 1/2 though a looong probation order maybe possible either way it's not looking god for him poor lad Avatar ImageCourtney Quirke says: BAHAHAHAHAHA!Avatar ImageLilly-Angel1 says: At first I laughed. But ..wow. Can't believe it. Ah, just like all the other starts Use there fame to get with boys/girls and get drunk. Shame shame shame. I am glad I am not a huge fan. As a matter of fact, I kind of hated him. Knew this would happen. Dumb kid.Avatar Imageentoptic says: must have got it from Weasley's Wizard's WeedAvatar Imageameema says: ohh that is so sad! esp. since we've heard from him on leaky and in melissa's book and he seems like a really nice kid. maybe he just made a little mistake?Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Shame on him. That's very disappointing.Avatar ImageNoxNiveus says: This is sad, sad that people cannot do what they want to themselves without other jerks interfering. Its a victimless crime and hence, not a crime at all. Why is it that people can drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and the like, yet when it is marijuana, people flip out. Look up the facts people at http://www.drugpolicy.org/marijuana/factsmyths/ .Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Whether you believe marijuana should be legal or not, it is still a crime to sell and distribute it in that part of the world. Having ten plants in your house is a very serious, and stupid thing to do. I feel very sorry for his family. He and his friend made some boneheaded decisions.Avatar Imagehufflepuff_86 says: How disappointing. That was my first thought. I can't even thik (to myself) "Well,,,most teens experiment at some point, and it's just a big deal because he's a public figure", I mean, it was 8 bags! That's more than just teen experimentation.Avatar ImageMahayana says: I'm also wondering how this will effect his filming. I'm also interested in how his fellow HP actors are reacting to this. I wonder if any of them will talk about it. Avatar ImageDJKalteraphine says: CANNABIS? That's my BOY! SMOKE UP. YEEHAW!Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Praying for Jamie and his family...:(Avatar Imagefresh-pickled toad says: I dont see why this is such a big deal, well i can...but its just weed. Ah well I hope he's ok and is able to do DH... :)Avatar ImagePureblood-Slytherin says: I was getting out of the shower this morning when i heard about this from my radio station.. i was suprised.. all i kept thinking is they better hurry up and film the part of The RoR right now before he goes to trial.. Avatar ImageBell Dema says: Oh, c'mon, Scotland Yard, it's just pot. It's even less damaging to your body than tobacco. Where I live, it's legal to be in possession and to cultivate for personal use- looks like it isn't the same up there. I can't really believe he was selling, pot is cheap, and surely he makes a lot more by working in a huge franchise like HP. Maybe the one selling was a roommate, and they'll let him go. Let's hope he won't have to do time; it'd be awful both for him and for the film. Avatar ImageRavenclawed says: Can I just be a LEEETLE naughty and say .... how very Slytherin. ;)Avatar ImageKara000 says: Pot is quite dangerous it is linked with mental illiness so people saying that its not really a big deal kinda is. That being said its sad that he and his family and friends have to deal with this.Avatar Imagebudgie says: Personally, I think "pot" should be treated like alcohol. Dangerous behavior under the influence is the regulated (not legal) element for adults, not the alcohol itself. It is still a concern that since the weed is illegal, life just got way more complicated for Mr. Waylett. I hope things get sorted out for him without any worse than an education.Avatar ImageGreat Uncle Algie says: he's a teen and he does pot. thats really not that bad but it sucks that he got caught, I hope that this works out for himAvatar ImageHouse of Black says: If movie studios fired all the actors who did drugs, there would be no movies.Avatar Imagexhandler says: Quick, everyone up on their high horse. The Harry Potter franchise and WB is for every equated with promoting using drugs! Come on, who cares?Avatar Imagerebel says: even though weed is a controlled substance, it is generally thought that it shouldn't be. So I think that we should Free Jamie Waylett like we freed Micheal Phelps.Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: I would like to distance myself from all the idiots here who are saying, "What's the problem, man. It's only pot." There is no ONLY about it. Do some research. Read a little. Avatar ImageAutumnWizard says: Who cares. He's just like many other people.Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I heard the news on the radio while I was driving, with the teaser: "Harry Pothead?" and immediately feared that it was one of the trio. I was shocked to hear it was Jamie, but the thought did immediately cross my mind that it was good casting in that growing and selling pod expressed the expediency of Slytherin.... I don't know much about British law, but I hope they let him finish filming DH!Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Sorry - I meant selling pot, of course!Avatar ImageZivlok says: But it IS only pot. The only real reason why you shouldn't do it is because it is, yes, against the law in Britain, or if you're planning to operate any heavy machinery in the near future. I mean, I would support not smoking weed, but making, like, healthy granola bars out of it, because smoking anything is bad for your lungs and brownies have way too many calories. But in the context of the world, it really is just a nonlethal plant with some bonus side effects. In the context of a movie star being arrested, then it REALLY is just pot, because, as many have said already, it could have been so much worse, and this is pretty much the tamest thing he could be arrested for. Also, we're on our last movie, and this is the first time something like this has happened? That's flobberwormin' impressive right there. The only reason nothing like this happened with the LotR movies is because there weren't many child actors, and WETA Workshop is practically its own tiny nation.Avatar Imagejords says: My heart is breaking for Jamie and his family. I hope he can shake this off and put it behind him quickly. Avatar ImageRosalie says: I feel for his friends and family. I wonder how that is going to affect DH. Maybe they'll kill Goyle off instead? Hmm.Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: I'm with Dawlish and the Archieves on this. I mean, seriously. This is complete bullocks! I feel for his family and friends that they are going to be caught in the middle of this. Though, I must admit, years from now, this will all be something that people laugh over. And if they take away Jamie's right to help finish off the series, I'm going to be severely pissed! I don't bloody care that he had pot plants, nor do I care if he actually smoked it or anything. Crabbe belongs in the series and no one can play Crabbe but Jamie. If this were Daniel or Rupert, this whole thing would be different. But, because it's Jamie, fans are talking about dropping him? Is Crabbe really that expendable in your eyes? They let Michael Phelps go and he's a bloody athlete!Avatar Imagebellaaa says: pot? people are making this big of a deal out of pot?! though i guess i shouldn't be shocked, look at the reaction to phelps. pot is harmless and young people have been enjoying it since the start of freaking time. so many real problems in the world we could be worrying about insteadAvatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I'm not going to join the debate of whether or not pot should be legal but it currently is illegal and it's a shame he was caught with it and so much of it. I do hope it doesn't effect his role in the last two movies. I can't picture anybody else playing the role.Avatar ImageSlytherinPrincess007 says: you know, i'm not all that surprised, i mean it sucks and i hope that it doesn't effect the movies but he's 19! no body would care if he wasnt n harry potter.Avatar ImageDaughterOfAvalon says: It sounds like he was selling the stuff if he had eight bags with him and was growing it. Thats a little worse than just possession. Why would he be that stupid? Its so sad. I hope his judgment improves...Avatar ImageDaughterOfAvalon says: It sounds like he was selling the stuff if he had eight bags with him and was growing it. Thats a little worse than just possession. Why would he be that stupid? Its so sad. I hope his judgment improves...Avatar Imagebobbblie says: this is another horrific story of a young talented person getting on the wrong track. I hope his friends and family stick by him and if he needs help he gets it. I also hope Warner Bros stick by him.Avatar ImageGraymayne says: What horrifies me is the "It's only pot" attitude. It is perfectly possible to go through life without drinking alcohol to access or experimenting with drugs. I have and I really don't feel that I have missed out on anything of value.Avatar ImageBradyboy says: That's sad. Hope he learns from this. Avatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: Im sureit will be ok...Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: I wonder whether they'll let him get help and continue with his role - that would send a stronger message about being about drug use and that you can have second chances!!!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I just hate it that they always put Potter on headlines just to make some spectacle out of it. Sigh. And that news is indeed sad. I hope he finds his way back to the right path soon...Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Oh no don't tell me he's been this stupid and took drugs. I don't believe he had anything to do with it and hopefully it was his friends drugs. I don't believe this at all!!!!!! He would neveer ever ever do this to us potter fans.Avatar ImageJodiie15 says: Isn't this kinda ironic though, that Crabbe got busted for doing something wrong. He is in character! :)Avatar ImageMach1982 says: Crabbe gets kill in DH , and apart from that he's not in it that much I say WB will just shoot his scenes over the next 2 months , so if goes down , which I say he will, it wont affect the the film. Avatar Imageavrenim says: i do agree that it is ONLY pot, and that shouldn't be made into a big deal. i do have a problem if he was trying to sell it, though. i mean, i know he's not a movie star but he must get a decent amount of money for being part of such a huge franchise. it's not the fact that he smokes pot, it's the fact that he seems like he was intending to sell it thats the major problem. i do hope he gets to film the RoR scenes, anyway.Avatar Imageele0206 says: A real Crabbe.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Man, wat was he thinkin. . . . ?? Thats very sad. . . . . Man, kid these days. . . . .Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: I guess itz time myleaky should put some awareness program here abt no to drugs. . . . . Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: If the substances are his, of course im very disappointed in him (like so many other people - why throw away a future like that?!) Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: Very upsetting and disappointing news. Hopefully it doesn't affect his role in the movie.Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: Plants? Lol, he deals it, doesn't he? :/Avatar ImageVideoKID says: Im shocked.. :(Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: This really is heartbreaking....to be honest, I really don't care that he's "an actor from the popular 'Harry Potter' movies. Another youngster, doing something that, now will possibly ruin his life. Not just his career. I haven't read all the posts, here, but one that I did read said something about "canibis is hemp, hemp is not illegal" No. It's not illegal. But certain strains are. This happens to be the one that is cultivated and smoked. This saddens me. And, of course, there are those who will say "well, if he wasn't an actor, we never would have heard about it....they only make a big deal if it's someone famous". Sad, but true. Mostly because so many do it. Again. I am saddened. And disappointed, more than anything. I don't care that he's "a Harry Potter actor". He deserves to take what ever punishment the law requires. I would also point out that, it was/is not a "simple case of possession". They found full grown plants, at his home.....sad, indeed.Avatar ImageHopelaa93 says: Its quite disapointing really, especially considering its from my point of view as a teenager. Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: That's really sad... especially as he's so young, i mean 9 bags of canabis? But i hope he learns his lesson and never gets involved in drugs again.. will warner bros drop him for DH? I guess it's not a very good message to young poter fans..Avatar Imagescarymissmary28 says: That's really disappointing news but at least it was just pot...And I hope he'll learn from his mistakes.Avatar Imageshellybasson says: How very disappointing. Jamie is really portraying his character's "dimness" well. I do hope this is one big misunderstanding.....Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Oh, dear. I really can't see how he can keep his job after this. It's very sad, but regardless of what anyone thinks of Jamie personally, WB cannot put themselves in a position where they may be perceived to be condoning this kind of thing. They will have to take action.Avatar ImageJoshWoody says: Guessing by the number of baggies found in the car, It sounds like he may have bought an ounce from a street dealer. Ten plants found at his home also sounds to me as a personal amount. He will have to deal with the consequences of his actions, but to me this doesn't look like he was selling marijuana. Jamie is way too much of a public figure in the Harry Potter world to sell anything remotely illegal. Avatar Imagehippiesquare says: I highly doubt that he will be fired, about 2 years ago an number of newspapers had him on the front page exposing him for doing drugs and they certainly were stronger than the ones he was caught with and he still went on to film 5 and 6 so y would it make a difference now! this only confirms that there was truth in the articles 2 years ago and that jamie is out of control if it didnt stop him then it certainly wont now!!Avatar Imagenicole 313 says: I saw this yesterday, and then today this site confirmed it, and I'm so disapponted that he has done this. Its really disappointing to know that someone admired by lots of people for his acting would do this. I hope he and others learn from this mistake and don't do anything similar. Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: i doubt he will be fired for that...Avatar ImageDorisCrockford says: I doubt he'll be sacked for this: they've already started shooting DH so his contract has been agreed and signed for awhile now. For the person who brought up actors (?) who were sacked/condemned in the US for drug use: That was in the US. Here in the UK we like to Tsk tsk loudly for awhile and then forget about it when something more scandalous comes along. I doubt this will have any effect whatsoever on whatever acting career he would have had after the HP films. And as Mr Garrison likes to say: "Drugs are bad, kids, mmmkay?"Avatar Imagesplinch says: I'm sorry but some of you act as if he is a bad boy, like this is naughty, its pretty mundane compared to what he could be into, kids are dying from perscription pills, marijuana never killed anyone, its better than drinking in my opinion, i bet if you pried into alot of the actors lives you would find it, especially Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: WELL IT JUST REMINDS EVERYONE THAT THEY ARE HUMAN AND DO MAIKE MISTAKES WHAT IS FUNNY IS IF PEOPLE KNEW WHAT THAT STUFF REALY DOES TO THEIR BRAIN. I WOULD HOPE THEY WOULD NEVER TRY IT EVEN ONCE. Avatar Imagewisemar says: Just a sad reminder that being famous doesn't exempt you from making mistakes and that the actors in the HP movies are growing up in the same environment that all kids are dealing with these days.Avatar Imagesalame says: When i read the headline on a Dutch site i was hoping it wouldn't be for something serious. I know cannabis is serious, but i'm happy it wasn't something worse.... Also the media are really jumping on this, but instead of calling him by name they say "HARRY POTTER ACTOR!"....... like they want us to think it's Daniel Radcliffe.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Show business is very forgiving of drug abuse. Just look at Robert Downey Jr.! He's been in prison for drug use! And he recently starred in the hit film "Iron Man." Unless he's dealing pot at a very high level, I think he'll be OK as far as the law is concerned. And another actor can be used to replace Crabbe if necessary. In the long run, he'll be fine -- at least at the career level. Lots of people experiment with pot -- and when it comes to illicit drugs, it's the least harmful. I'd rather him be caught with pot than meth or heroin. And he's such a minor character in the films, so I don't think it will draw much attention. Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: This is really sad news... I really hope the best for him, even though I'm sorely disappointed.Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Guys, he wasn't just caught with a little pot. With 8 bags and 10 plants, they can probably charge him with intent to distribute. So that's a big deal. Does Pot hurt anyone? No, but it is illegal, and you have to be willing to pay the consequences if you choose to grow and distribute it. Do I want him kicked off the film? No, but he made this decision so he has to be a man and deal with what happens. Very stupid.Avatar Imagechocofrog says: wow this is really upsetting... i never would have guessedAvatar Imagevicky granger says: Oh, no. That's really too bad, I hope it won't affect his role in the HP movies =(Avatar Image_xKaylax_ says: How sad..Avatar Imageagentzac says: I don't know about the laws in Britain, but in the U.S. having that much pot, the authorities would probably try to charge him with intent to sell which is a whole different ballgame and could mean prison time. I hope that's not the case. azAvatar Imagephoenixphire24 says: My first response "it's just pot, big deal." But that does sound like a awful lot for "personal" use. He could definitely get a lot of trouble if he's charged with selling >.<Avatar ImageHarryplopper says: What a looooooser eh bad guy in the movie bad guy in real life!!! well not really hes just made some bad choices like most people do so we cant hold him to it right? well hopefully this might stop future problems with drugs right?? maybe he will turn the corner?!?! Avatar Imagepadfoot4ever12 says: Like mollywobbles23 said, it's not really that bad since it's cannabis. It could be worse! It just sucks that there's going to be so much publicity with this since he's an actor..hopefully it doesn't affect him negatively for a long time.Avatar ImageJessLovesRon says: This is sad, but does it really matter, he is still Crabbe, I just hope that he gets to finish his part.Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: What a shame. Especially for Leaky too, I read all about Melissa's relationship with him in Harry, A History. While I think that some punishment really needs to come about, I don't think it should affect his acting in the Harry Potter movies.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: This is sad. What in his life drove him to do this? I hope he overcomes this and learns from his mistakes and that he will be available for the filming of the final movie.Avatar ImageMatea says: well..we already know that he has issues with drugs..and thats just sad.who invented drugs anyway?damn you!why would someone destroy his own life and lives of their family and friends..I hope everything goes well,and that he'll be able to finish DH.Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: well then. big blow to my respect for the guy. thats really upseting. i was always so proud of how awesome the actors are of harry potter, never getting involved in things like this, and it just really sucks that this happened.Avatar ImageZoom says: well im gonna judge... what the hell. what kind of IDIOT would do that to his career, especially since his biggest role is in the seventh film. He's a weak person and I hope he knows he has disappointed thousands of fans, and more personally his close family and friends. Wow. Avatar ImageDylanStarrGeiger says: I'm not really surprised that a teenager was caught with pot. I know in the states that if you have over a certain amount you can be charged with intent to distribute. And that tends to get people in the most trouble. I'm not saying that him having drugs is in any way cool but, seriously? Teens do dumb things. And then they get caught. It happens. Avatar ImageKaraDawlish says: Ahh jamie... Man that makes me sad :/Avatar Imagelovesong says: really? really?Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: I really feel for Jamie, but I hope this forces him to channel his addictive nature toward a healthier, safer and legal outlet. It’s easy to rely on drugs and alcohol to ease the stresses of every day life, but it really does much more harm than good in the long run. It’s proven over and over again by thousands of people every day: deaden the pain = deaden the enjoyment of life. Jamie has too much going for him to go down this path. When you’re in the limelight, it’s even worse for you. I hope he gets off with just a hand slap...(it should be legal anyway), but I wish him luck! Legal entanglements suck!Avatar ImageSpiceQueen says: I know I am going to get flamed for this...but honestly...it was just weed...a whole lot of it (eventhough the actual weight of weed in possession was never actually mentioned, it could have been a mere ounce or less a bag), but still...just weed. So its a teenager making a stupid decision...big deal.Avatar ImageWolfheart says: Oh no. That's so sad. I feel sort of bad for him, but what happens will happen. I just hope everything turns out ok.Avatar ImageJersey says: Very disappointing really. I suppose it could be worse ..... River Phoenix comes to mind at times like this.Avatar ImageHelios Lightra says: Hmmph. Not that surprising, I'm surprised that none of the actors have been arrested yet. Seriously, if he wanted marijuana that badly, why didn't he fly over to Amsterdam? Surely he could afford the flight....Avatar ImageMcCleavy says: OK, I get very tired of everyone saying things like, "Oh, he's a teenager. It's expected." I'm a teenager (16 going on 17) and I've never tasted an alcoholic beverage, smoked anything, and I plan on remaining abstinent. I don't cuss either. (I'm a bit of a goody, goody.) What he did was stupid. I'm not judging him as a person, but he knew he was doing something illegal. For those of you saying, "It's not like he was drunk driving," he was found with possession in a car. Who's to say they didn't use it while driving! Also they found equipment for cultivation. Doesn't sound like he was worried about changing anytime soon. I hope this is a lesson for him. Luckily stupidity isn't a constant. I know I've got friends that have done stupid things, and thankfully they learned from those experiences. I hope he does the same. Remember what Dumbledore said kids, "Curiosity is not a sin, but you would do well to exercise caution."Avatar ImageZivlok says: In slightly less contentious news, the count down clock is now back under 100!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I agree with McCleavy and hope that he gets a trial like any other teen would... hope he's okay and learns from his mistakesAvatar Imagepeevespranker says: its sad especially because the leaky staff likes him so much and the y mention him in pottercast oftenAvatar Imagehorcruxesgalore says: Typical Slytherin... not as smart as Snape, huh?Avatar Imagekapua79 says: it wasn't dobby or Neville who was gillyweed dealer...it was jamie! sad...Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's definitely unfortunate news.Avatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: Ehm; I don't really get what the fuss is about. He is 19 and entirely responsible for his decisions and actions. Surely there'll be a punishment of some sorts. But other then that - why even bring up the issue here? Avatar ImageLeif Longbottom says: I never got the feeling Crabbe was talented in herbology. Considering cannabis was originally made illegal more for racist reasons then concerns for public health, I can't take this more seriously than I would if I had learned that he had gotten drunk. At lest weed doesn't make you puke. I wish people would stop overeacting; he isn't 12 years old anymore. Don't do drugs kids!Avatar ImageEva Hedwig says: I don't understand why they make such a drama because of a handfull of herbs. If it would be sinthetic drugs, well,.. but canabis pff. Don't misunderstand this post, I don't use drugs, but I think canabis harmless. I like Jamie and I hope that he will be on the set for filming, it can't be done without him as he is a main-charakter.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Aww! That is really sad! He seemed so nice when I read Harry, a History.Avatar ImageLeif Longbottom says: Believe it or not potterheads, there are nice people who smoke weed. It doesn't turn you into a raging abusive lunatic like many legal drugs.Avatar Imageweasley1497 says: When i first say the title i totally freaked out, but this is what happens to most teenagers, so just because he's an actor, why should he be any different? i wonder how they are gonna film DH if he's, like, in jail.Avatar ImageMiss_Mears says: Naughty! It's Crabbe behaviour! I suppose its bound to rub off on him sometime. Mind you, i'm not even sure if crabbe would know what a drug was or where to get some hehe. At least it wasn't something more dangerous like ecstasy. Hopefully he'll learn his lesson!Avatar Imagesevpatronus_93 says: it's true that this was to be expected. there are worse things he could be been doing, though. so many people do this type of thing, it merely shocks people once they're caught. i really hope everything turns out okay and he's able to be in the final films. you have to admit, though, it's a bit ironic considering the type of person he plays.Avatar ImageDobbyrox says: That's sad. Drugs are awful. =[Avatar ImageAvelina_Went says: It would be really sad if something like this was to affect or alter the filming and the finished product! I sure hope they find a way around it.. Too bad for him, he seems like a nice guy!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: sadAvatar Imagejonfrog says: lolololololol magical drugs, i wonder if they have drugs at Hogwarts.Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: that's awful! I really liked him.Avatar ImageLilaCatsfoot says: Huge bummer. I don't know how I feel about him continuing to be in Harry Potter, assuming that he is as guilty as he sounds. I mean, this sounds like significant amounts of marijuana. I don't think you should be able to make a mistake of this size and just continue on with your life without consequences.Avatar Imagekayzz says: jamie, bad choice. but i can't judge, i don't know him. I hope he and his family get through this and it doesn't affect his career too badly.Avatar Imagekira902k says: oh :OAvatar Image13_lucky_charms says: 8 bags of grass?! dear god that a lot of weed! Well I'm not surprised honestly, he kinda looks like a pothead XDAvatar Image13_lucky_charms says: 8 bags of grass?! dear god that a lot of weed! Well I'm not surprised honestly, he kinda looks like a pothead XDAvatar ImageGarden State Geek says: When you smoke pot, you can't remember things, your thinking is distorted, and you get paranoid and crazy. I'd never endorse its use -- but when it comes to meth (for example) it is the lesser of two evils. Heroin, crack, ecstasy -- these are far more dangerous. If you want to stay healthy and have a clear mind, all this stuff should be avoided -- including alcohol. But that's just me. Avatar ImageHappy_Orange says: Tut tut heheAvatar Imagetrontech says: Untaxed commerce. The please men really don't like that. I hate to even think about how much trouble is coming his way.Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Such a pathetic kid. Why stoop that low? I mean c'mon! Great role model. Uhmm..Right..Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Wow, pretty much his career wasted.. Unless like Amy Winehouse people end up loving him for his drugs use. Us british are so weird sometimes.Avatar Imagemiss_raci_rose says: Bad move! I think he should have thought about what would happen to his reputation if he was found growing the stuff... it's not like he needs the money from it.Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: so sad!!Avatar Imagemelzy89 says: My friend sent me the link of this before it was on leaky when it was on AOL... I ran to leaky and didn't see it so I thought maybe it wasn't true. I would love an update on this topic. I find all this so sad and interesting. Avatar ImageDanielleD says: OMG... Wow....Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: I'm glad that it is not one of the major characters in the Potter films that could affect the last Harry Potter film.Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: That's kind of sad...he always seemed like a 'good' actor :(Avatar Imageffecheerleader says: What are they going to do about filming! And how long is he going to be arrested?!!Avatar Imageiceymoon says: oh dear, that sucks. i hope it doesn't affect his future role. :/ but on the bright side, there's much worse drugs out there, this one is relatively harmless. but still, to be growing it.. that's certainly a step further than "experimenting." i hope they're not too harsh..Avatar ImageBradyboy says: I heard about this, I wonder why this news story wasn't brought up on pottercast. It's sad, but just hope that everything turns out ok. I hope that the court gives him a fair punishment and not celebrity treatment. Avatar ImageNutsAboutHarry says: Am I the only one who finds this funny? Come on it was only weed not Ice or Heroin! I think of all the problems in the world this is one of the least significant. While I'm not condoning what he did (In fact I think he is a bit of a dill) I don't think it's the biggest deal ever. Lighten up people!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: It is disappointing... All I've really got to say is: :[. I really hope he can do Deathly Hallows, I think he makes a perfect Crabbe

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