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Actor Jamie Waylett Reportedly Arrested for Drug Possession in London

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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49 Points

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.

Posted by Mach1982 on April 09, 2009, 05:05 AM report to moderator
5489 Points

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.

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on April 09, 2009, 05:15 AM report to moderator
2482 Points

A real Crabbe.

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on April 09, 2009, 05:24 AM report to moderator
2235 Points

Man, wat was he thinkin. . . . ?? Thats very sad. . . . . Man, kid these days. . . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on April 09, 2009, 05:28 AM report to moderator
2235 Points

I guess itz time myleaky should put some awareness program here abt no to drugs. . . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on April 09, 2009, 05:31 AM report to moderator
598 Points

If the substances are his, of course im very disappointed in him (like so many other people – why throw away a future like that?!)

Posted by Sally_Zaar on April 09, 2009, 05:36 AM report to moderator
243 Points

Very upsetting and disappointing news. Hopefully it doesn’t affect his role in the movie.

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on April 09, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
196 Points

Plants? Lol, he deals it, doesn’t he? :/

Posted by Jaymie Brooks on April 09, 2009, 06:32 AM report to moderator
731 Points

Im shocked.. :(

Posted by Frances Anne on April 09, 2009, 07:08 AM report to moderator
7239 Points

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.

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on April 09, 2009, 07:32 AM report to moderator
2406 Points

Its quite disapointing really, especially considering its from my point of view as a teenager.

Posted by Hopelaa93 on April 09, 2009, 07:45 AM report to moderator
170 Points

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..

Posted by hannah abbot ;) on April 09, 2009, 08:04 AM report to moderator
224 Points

That’s really disappointing news but at least it was just pot…And I hope he’ll learn from his mistakes.

Posted by scarymissmary28[WBM!] on April 09, 2009, 08:05 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

How very disappointing. Jamie is really portraying his character’s “dimness” well. I do hope this is one big misunderstanding…..

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on April 09, 2009, 08:12 AM report to moderator
1884 Points

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.

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on April 09, 2009, 08:13 AM report to moderator
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