Although, a spokesperson for the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office told ET at the time that McGowan's arrest warrant was actually issued on Feb. 1, and had been outstanding since then. According to the spokesperson, the warrant existed for possession of cocaine.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority also told ET in a statement that the felony charge against McGowan stems from the actress allegedly leaving personal belongings behind on a flight, which allegedly tested positive for narcotics.
"On Feb. 1, 2017, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Rose McGowan, an actress from Encino, California, for possession of a controlled substance," the statement read. "The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings that tested positive for narcotics and were left behind on United flight 653 arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20, 2017."