Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned For 1996 Drug Conviction

California’s governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people receiving pardons. Downey was convicted of felony drug possession after he was arrested on a Los Angeles County highway and authorities found heroin, cocaine, and a pistol in his vehicle. In 1999, he was sent to prison for nearly a year after he acknowledged violating his probation. Read more on Newser…