John McEnroe and ex-wife Tatum O’Neal’s son Kevin, 28, is released from custody after being arrested in the middle of drug deal carrying six envelopes of cocaine and more than two dozen prescription pills.
- Kevin McEnroe, 28, was arrested in the middle of a drug deal Tuesday night
- Cops found him with six envelopes of cocaine and more than a dozen prescription pills
- He was released without bail after his arraignment Wednesday afternoon, and was pictured trying to cover his face with a coat while leaving court
- Kevin is the oldest son of tennis champ John McEnroe and Oscar-winning actress Tatum O’Neal
- O’Neal herself has a history of drug abuse and was arrested in 2008 trying to buy crack cocaine on the Lower East Side
The son of tennis champ John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal was arrested on Tuesday night after cops busted him in the middle of a drug deal in Manhattan’s East Village.
Police officers stopped Kevin McEnroe, 28, on the corner of East 4th Street and Avenue A at around 11:30pm buying drugs from 22-year-old Niro Meneses. Among the drugs cops found on McEnroe were six bags of cocaine, 20 oxy pills, 10 morphine pills and one anxiety pill, sources told the New York Post.
Kevin was arraigned in court Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and released without bail. He was pictured leaving court, trying to cover his face, with neither parent in sight.
Meneses, who lives on the Upper West Side, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
His mother allegedly called the 9th Precinct station after his arrest. O’Neal herself has admitted to battling drug addition since the age of 14.
She and McEnroe got divorced in 1994 and four years later he took custody of their children when she fell back into heroin abuse.
In 2008, O’Neal was arrested on the Lower East Side trying to buy crack cocaine near her apartment. At the time, she told a judge she planned to kick drugs for good.
‘I’m going back to my meetings and back to my life,’ O’Neal said then. She plead guilty to disorderly conduct and spent two half-days sessions in drug treatment.
According to his Facebook profile, Kevin attended Trinity School, a $44,000 New York prep school, before attending Skidmore and then Columbia University.
His father won Wimbledon three times and the US Open four times, but was known on the court for his short temper and arguments with tennis umpires. Mother Tatum O’Neal was the youngest person to ever win an Academy Award for her role in Paper Moon at the age of 10.
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