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Actor Jamie Waylett Reportedly Arrested for Drug Possession in London

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Posted by: sue
April 08, 2009, 05:45 PM

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!

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194 Comments

Harrylisa_thumb
1717 Points

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.

Posted by weasley1497 ღROARღ on April 10, 2009, 02:48 PM report to moderator
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40 Points

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!

Posted by Miss M on April 10, 2009, 06:49 PM report to moderator
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70 Points

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.

Posted by duo_93 on April 10, 2009, 09:12 PM report to moderator
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499 Points

That’s sad. Drugs are awful. =[

Posted by Dobbyrox [WBM] on April 10, 2009, 11:49 PM report to moderator
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737 Points

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!

Posted by Avelina_Went [ROAR] on April 11, 2009, 05:52 AM report to moderator
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1980 Points

sad

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on April 11, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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346 Points

lolololololol magical drugs, i wonder if they have drugs at Hogwarts.

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on April 11, 2009, 01:04 PM report to moderator
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3263 Points

that’s awful! I really liked him.

Posted by siriuslysirius11 {*SQUEE*} on April 11, 2009, 02:08 PM report to moderator
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699 Points

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.

Posted by LilaCatsfoot on April 11, 2009, 02:16 PM report to moderator
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857 Points

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.

Posted by kayzz on April 11, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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415 Points

oh :O

Posted by kira902k on April 11, 2009, 03:53 PM report to moderator
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66 Points

8 bags of grass?! dear god that a lot of weed! Well I’m not surprised honestly, he kinda looks like a pothead XD

Posted by 13_lucky_charms on April 11, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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66 Points

8 bags of grass?! dear god that a lot of weed! Well I’m not surprised honestly, he kinda looks like a pothead XD

Posted by 13_lucky_charms on April 11, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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13596 Points

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.

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 11, 2009, 07:29 PM report to moderator
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95 Points

Tut tut hehe

Posted by Happy_Orange on April 11, 2009, 07:57 PM report to moderator
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