“Mama June” and Eugene Doak were arrested on drug charges in Alabama on Wednesday, officials said.
(Macon County Sheriff’s Office)
The arrest of “Mama June” — a reality-star, who gained fame on TLC’s “here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ — went down, just like any other conducted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama, the sheriff said Tuesday.
June Shannon, 39, and her friend, the 43-year-old Eugene Doak, were taken into custody on Wednesday at a gas station in Alabama after deputies received a report of alleged domestic violence.
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Sheriff Andre Brunson said the couple were on their way home after a night of gambling. The two were sitting in Shannon’s vehicle when responding officers “found some drug paraphernalia and some other drugs in the car,” Brunson said at a press conference.
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The sheriff said that Shannon “was very friendly, she was very nice and funny, of course, and we have no problem with a” if they are Doak, were taken into custody.
Shannon is best known for her series on TLC, where she and her family played in a show around her daughter Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo Boo.” Shannon went on to star in her own show, “Mama June: Not too Hot,” that followed her weight loss journey.
Despite her reality star fame, Brunson said that he “was not so familiar with Mama June and the whole TV series.”
“We have tried to be fair to them that we do to everyone with the confidentiality and all that stuff, but it is the knowledge and in the public records and all that stuff at some point,” he told reporters. He said that the sheriff’s office “want to treat them the same and give them the same respect and privacy we give everyone.”
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Shannon and Doak were both charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Doak was charged with domestic violence, according to the sheriff.
He said that the couple would be in court soon for their first appearance.