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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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216 Points

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 :(

Posted by EmmaLouise on April 08, 2009, 05:53 PM report to moderator

just like so many other teenagers…

Posted by tomrutland on April 08, 2009, 05:53 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

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.

Posted by cghambright on April 08, 2009, 05:54 PM report to moderator
151 Points

OMG.. well i can’t really judge Jamie because i don’t really know him personally. But he’ll get trough it, good luck!

Posted by neopolitandreams17 on April 08, 2009, 05:55 PM report to moderator
2799 Points

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.

Posted by Sarabi on April 08, 2009, 05:56 PM report to moderator
2799 Points

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 Waylett

Posted by 3 Weasley Twin (ROAR!) ~{WWW Employee}~ on April 08, 2009, 05:56 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

Tisk Tisk. oh well his life not mine im not going to judge.

Posted by Horcruxalej on April 08, 2009, 05:56 PM report to moderator
797 Points

This is upsetting news. I hope he learns from this, but I hope this doesn’t effect his role in the last film(s).

Posted by Lysh on April 08, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
660 Points

Very disappointing.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on April 08, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
778 Points

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.

Posted by AubNoelle on April 08, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
783 Points

well now we know how he dies..he just disappears.. :p
poor kid lost everything for being an idiot

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on April 08, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
218 Points

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.

Posted by mollywobbles23 on April 08, 2009, 05:58 PM report to moderator

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.

Posted by Wierdgirl5834 on April 08, 2009, 06:00 PM report to moderator
668 Points

Well, shame for him actually… but, if you come to think about it… Great Casting!!! haha!!!!

Posted by Natalia {ROAR} on April 08, 2009, 06:02 PM report to moderator
120 Points

OMG that is so sad.. why jamie why ?!?

Posted by iLoveNeville on April 08, 2009, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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