Teddy Gentry, founding member of nation band Alabama, is arrested on a drug cost

Bass participant Teddy Gentry, a founding member of the Grammy-winning nation band Alabama, was arrested on Monday and charged with a misdemeanor drug offense within the state the band shares a reputation with, jail information present.

Gentry, 70, was booked on suspicion of illegal possession of marijuana within the second diploma and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, in accordance with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Workplace in Alabama.

He was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Heart at 10:38 a.m. on Monday and launched at 11:06 a.m., information confirmed.

Gentry couldn’t be instantly reached for touch upon Tuesday at cellphone numbers linked to his Fort Payne house in close by DeKalb County.

A consultant of each Gentry and the band mentioned Tuesday they would not touch upon the matter — however added that this arrest isn’t going to influence the group’s upcoming tour.

Its subsequent gig is scheduled for Sept. 23 at Ball Area in Denver. Colorado was famously one of many first states to legalize leisure marijuana use.

Alabama has been taking part in for many years however was at its peak within the early and mid-Nineteen Eighties, profitable vocal group of the 12 months from the Nation Music Awards for 3 consecutive years between 1981-83.

It gained the CMA’s album of the 12 months in 1983 for “The Nearer You Get.” The tune additionally earned the group a Grammy in 1984 for finest nation efficiency by a duo or group. Alabama gained in the identical class the earlier 12 months for “Mountain Music.”

The band was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame in 2005.

Diana Dasrath contributed.

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