Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura on the iconic sci-fi show, was detained at LA Airport after law enforcement officials allegedly caught the 81-year-old’s travel companion with drugs in his luggage, reports TMZ.
Authorities discovered “meth and drug scales” after the companion’s suitcase spilled open in the American Airlines terminal, the website reported.
The companion’s luggage, which had Nichelle Nichols’ luggage tags on it, was reportedly attached to the actress’ bags.
After the discovery, the man was allegedly arrested for drug possession.
According to Nichelle Nichols’ rep, her companion, who was identified as a male in his twenties, has been serving as her assistant.
Nichelle Nichols’ rep also denied the allegations and said that all authorities found was an e-cigarette.
The authorities briefly detained the former ’60s television star but concluded that she was innocent of any wrongdoing. After being cleared, Nichelle Nichols boarded the flight solo.