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Courtney Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, busted on drug charges in Malibu

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood arrive with her child Natasha (center) and their daughter Courtney (right) at London airport on July 4, 1976.
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood arrive with her child Natasha (center) and their daughter Courtney (right) at London airport on July 4, 1976. Staff/AFP/Getty Images

Once again a child of movie stars has found trouble in Malibu.

Courtney Wagner, daughter of silver screen legends Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, was arrested earlier this month in her Malibu home on charges of possessing cocaine and heroin, TMZ reports.

Deputies were called to the house on April 22 after screaming and a gunshot were reported. What exactly happened remains unclear, but Wagner, 38, and a man named Matthew Cox, 24, were there when authorities arrived at the house on the 24400 block of Piuma Road in unincorporated Malibu, according to the LA Times.

Wagner was arrested on drug possession charges and is out on bail. The man, Cox, was arrested on charges of “negligent discharge of a firearm,” TMZ says.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood met as stars in the 1950s. Wood is famous for such films as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "West Side Story," while Wagner is known for TV series like "Hart to Hart." In 1981, when Courtney was 7, Natalie Wood drowned in an apparent accident off Catalina Island -- though that case has recently been reexamined. Robert Wagner continued a successful career and is perhaps best known to younger audiences as “Number 2” in the “Austin Powers” movies.

According to The Celebrity Cafe, Courtney Wagner never went into acting, but she did start a successful jewelry company with a friend that they abruptly shut down in 2006.

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