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Robert Downey Jr. is among 91 people that have received pardons for drug use in Sacramento, California.
In 1996, he was arrested on a Los Angeles County highway and convicted of felony drug possession. When the authorities searched his vehicle, they ended up finding heroin, cocaine and even a firearm. He was sent to prison again in 1999 after violating his probation.
Since then, Downey’s career and life have been through major rebounds as he starred as Iron Man in Disney’s films based on Marvel’s comic books.
It’s stated on Governor Jerry Brown’s website that a pardon does not erase records of a previous conviction, but it does restore voting rights and is generally considered a proclamation that he or she has demonstrated exemplary behavior.