Here's something a little strange -- Charlie Heaton got kicked out of the U.S. because he was allegedly caught with cocaine at the airport ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the "Stranger Things" star flew into LAX last Saturday from London, but was denied entry because a random baggage check uncovered trace amounts of cocaine in his bag.
We're told since Heaton didn't have a previous record, he was allowed to withdraw his application to enter the country and get on a plane back to London instead of being arrested.
Our sources say he will be allowed to enter the U.S. again ... but not until he reapplies for admission.
This airport incident is why Heaton was noticeably missing from the Netflix Season 2 premiere party for "Stranger Things" Thursday night in L.A.
Look I'll say this... DRUGS ARE BAD. They ruin people and lives. But people do them and will most likely continue until the end of time. So having said that I just don't understand how you let this happen???? I feel like it's every week you hear about some celebrity getting caught at the airport with something. GET RID OF IT. Now this report says it was "traces" which means it was probably a few specks but still... You're ruining it for me CHARLIE!! Now I'm going to have this on my conscious watching the new season of Stranger Things so THANKS!