John (left) and Kevin McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal (inset)
Charles Sykes/AP; Inset: Beck Starr/FilmMagic
07/16/2014 at 03:40 PM EDT
Kevin McEnroe, the oldest son of tennis champ John McEnroe
and his ex-wife
, actress Tatum O'Neal
, was arrested on drug charges in N.Y.C. on Tuesday.
McEnroe was stopped by cops in downtown Manhattan after he was allegedly seen buying drugs, the New York Post
"He was arrested at 11:24 p.m. last night for criminal possession of a controlled substance," an NYPD spokesperson confirms to PEOPLE.
According to multiple reports, he was carrying six envelopes of cocaine and the NYPD spokesperson tells PEOPLE McEnroe was carrying "an unidentified blue pill, 20 white loose pills and 10 orange pills, all unidentified substances."
He's been charged with felony drug possession and was released without bail after his arraignment on Wednesday, the Post
O'Neal, the 27-year-old's mother, has battled a drug addiction since she was a teenager, and lost custody of her three children
to the tennis legend in 1995, while battling her own heroin addiction.
In 2008, she was arrested
for buying cocaine near her Manhattan apartment.
O'Neal, 50, called the 9th Precinct station house after learning of her son's arrest, the New York Daily News
A rep for McEnroe did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment.
Reporting by LIZ McNEIL