Mama June Arrested On Drug Possession Charges

By Paul Gaita 03/18/19

The "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star is accused of being in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Mama June Arrested On Drug Possession Charges
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Reality television star June Shannon was arrested and charged with felony drug possession charges after an altercation with her boyfriend.

TMZ reported that Shannon—also known as "Mama June" from the TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo—was arrested last Wednesday (March 13) at a gas station in Alabama after an alleged confrontation with her boyfriend, Geno Doak.

Shannon was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, while Doak—who reportedly has a history of previous criminal charges—was arrested on charges of domestic violence/harassment, felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. According to TMZ, the drug in question was reportedly crack cocaine.

According to the police report obtained by TMZ, police arrived at the gas station after receiving a call about a domestic incident involving Shannon and Doak. Upon arrival, law enforcement detained the couple, who were parked at the gas station, and while attempting to search Doak's person, was warned to be careful. "I don't want you to get sticked or nothing," he reportedly told police, who reportedly found a hypodermic needle in his pocket.

Shannon told police that she was the owner of the vehicle and, as TMZ noted, "claimed ownership of everything inside." A search of the vehicle yielded another needle and a green pill bottle containing a white controlled substance. Shannon was found to have a glass pipe containing white residue on her person, and reportedly told police that the substance was crack cocaine.

At some point after the arrest, Shannon reportedly called a towing company to retrieve her vehicle from police impound. TMZ posted an audio recording of the conversation, in which Shannon told the driver that she and Doak had been arrested for driving under the influence, and that police had found "nothing" in the car. The driver can be heard telling Shannon that the vehicle was "trashed."

According to the Daily Mail, Doak, 42, whose legal name is Edward Eugene Doak, has several criminal charges on his record. Court documents note a charge for felony burglary in 1996, for which Doak was sentenced to three years in prison, but only served three months.

He was arrested again on felony theft charges in 2009, and was sentenced to 10 years of probation. While out on bail for the latter charge, Doak was involuntarily admitted to a behavioral health facility for "distress" and attempted suicide.

In 2013, his probation was revoked after he pled guilty to felony criminal damage to property, and Doak received a four-year prison sentence.

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Paul Gaita lives in Los Angeles. He has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Variety, LA Weekly, and The Los Angeles Beat, among many other publications and websites.