A Russian investigative journalist has been charged with large-scale drug trafficking.
The lawyer, colleagues and employer of the 36-year-old journalist say he was framed in the drugs case.
Golunov’s lawyer, Dmitry Dzhulai, told media he believed police had planted the drugs to frame him.
Illegal drugs were found in his backpack, according to police.
Moscow police said they found more drugs in a search of his apartment.
Ivan Golunov denied that the bag belongs to him.
The journalist was detained in central Moscow on Thursday on his way to a meeting.
Golunov was charged with large-scale drug selling.
If found guilty, he could be jailed for 10 to 20 years.
Golunov is well-known in Russia for his investigation into graft and corruption cases.
The journalist had been receiving threats in connection with a story he was working on.
The colleagues and other journalists said they are convinced Ivan Golunov is innocent, he is being persecuted because of his investigating corruption among Moscow city officials.
Journalists and supporters of Ivan Golunov held a protest demonstration against his arrest and gathered at a court building in Moscow.
The investigative journalist worked for the independent website Meduza.