John McEnroe's son, Kevin, arrested on drug charges

Son of tennis great McEnroe, Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O'Neal arrested in Manhattan

Arrest, handcuffs

NEW YORK - The 27-year-old son of tennis great John McEnroe and Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O'Neal was arrested on drug charges in Manhattan late Tuesday, police said.

Kevin McEnroe was arrested after what police believed was a drug transaction on a street corner in New York's East Village, according to New York police Sgt. Jessica McRorie. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

McEnroe was carrying six clear plastic bags of what was believed to be cocaine, a Clorazepate anxiety pill, 20 Oxycodone pain-killing pills, 10 morphine pills and 10 orange pills which were not identified, McRorie said.

McEnroe was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday, police said. It was unclear what lawyer was representing him.

A second man was also arrested, a law enforcement official said

His mother, Tatum O'Neal, was arrested in 2008 on misdemeanor drug possession charges in Manhattan after allegedly buying crack cocaine.

O'Neal, who wrote a 2004 memoir about her long road to sobriety, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

At 10, she won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the movie "Paper Moon." She is the daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal, who starred in the 1973 film. She is the ex-wife of McEnroe, with whom she has three children.


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