Lawyers: Weinstein agents might have planted cocaine in Rose McGowan's wallet at Dulles

FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday, March 12, 2018, on a request from McGowan to dismiss a charge of cocaine possession she faces in Virginia. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- A judge in Virginia has declined a motion to dismiss a charge of cocaine possession against actress Rose McGowan.

McGowan's lawyers have suggested the drugs may have been planted by agents hired by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to discredit her for making sex assault accusations against him.

McGowan was charged after authorities said cocaine was found in a wallet she left behind on a flight to Dulles International Airport in January 2017.

McGowan's lawyer, Jessica Carmichael, argued that the drugs could have been planted before the wallet was found by a cleaning crew.

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