John McEnroe’s son arrested for drug possession: Kevin McEnroe could face 25-year prison sentence

The 27-year-old was arrested earlier this week in New York

Tennis player John McEnroe’s son has been arrested for drug possession.

Police allegedly stopped 27-year-old Kevin McEnroe on Tuesday (15 July) buying a collection of drugs in Manhattan, including six envelopes of cocaine and more than 30 pills.

He was charged in court on Wednesday (16 July) with criminal possession of a controlled substance and released without bail. Prosecutors believe McEnroe had the intent to sell them. He could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

“Given the amount of drugs on him... we believe we have a strong intent to sell case,” prosecutor Mary Ostberg said at McEnroe’s Manhattan Criminal Court arraignment.

His lawyer, Isabelle Kirshner said there was “certainly nothing remarkable” about the quantity of drugs found on her client.

 

McEnroe was arrested along with another man, Niro Meneses, 22, who was held on suspicion of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

McEnroe – who works as a barman – is the son of actress Tatum O'Neal, whom the sportsman divorced in 1994. O'Neal suffered from heroin addiction and was arrested in 2008 for buying cocaine. She was charged with a misdemeanour criminal possession of a controlled substance and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the arrest

 “The entire McEnroe family is extremely upset with regard to recent developments about Kevin McEnroe,” said John McEnroe.

“This is a private matter and his entire family will do everything we can to support Kevin as he works through his issues at this very difficult time.”

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