Alabama’s Teddy Gentry Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Alabama founding member and bassist Teddy Gentry was arrested on drug charges on Monday, reports say.

The 70-year-old country music star was taken into custody at the Cherokee County Jail in northeast Alabama and was later released on bail.

Gentry, who lives in Fort Payne, has been charged with misdemeanor second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana as well as unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The country music band, formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969, consists of Gentry and his cousins Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Jeff Cook.

Alabama was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019 and was awarded with the first-ever Life Time Achievement Award.

The group announced their retirement from touring and staged a farewell tour in 2007, but they have since returned to the stage and continue to play concerts.

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