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'Potter' actor arrested on pot charge

The three young stars of the Harry Potter films Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson (L-R) hold their magic wands during a hand and foot print ceremony in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 9, 2007. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film in the series, will be released worldwide this week. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)..
The three young stars of the "Harry Potter" films Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson (L-R) hold their magic wands during a hand and foot print ceremony in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 9, 2007. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth film in the series, will be released worldwide this week. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen).. | License Photo

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Jamie Waylett, a 19-year-old British actor who plays a supporting role in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been arrested for alleged cannabis possession.

Waylett plays bully Vincent Crabbe, character Draco Malfoy's henchman, in the film franchise.

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A Scotland Yard spokesman told the BBC Wednesday the actor and a friend were arrested last week after police in London stopped the car in which they were riding.

"The car was searched and officers found eight bags of a substance believed to be cannabis," the police representative said.

Investigators conducting a subsequent search of Waylett's home allegedly found 10 plants, also believed to be marijuana.

"Officers found a number of plants believed to be cannabis plants and equipment for the cultivation," Scotland Yard told the BBC. "Both men have been bailed until July pending further inquiries and tests on the substances."

Warner Bros., the studio behind the "Potter" movies, declined to comment on the arrest, the British broadcaster said.

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