Teddy Gentry, Founding Member of the Country Group Alabama, is Arrested for Drug Possession

Bass player Teddy Gentry, a founding member of the Grammy-winning country band Alabama, was arrested Monday and charged with a misdemeanor drug offense in the state the band shares a name with, jail records show.

Gentry, 70, was booked on suspicion of unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama.

He was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center at 10:38 a.m. Monday and released at 11:06 a.m., records showed.

Gentry could not be reached for comment Tuesday at phone numbers associated with his home in nearby DeKalb County, Fort Payne.

Teddy Gentry

A representative of both Gentry and the band wouldn’t comment on the arrest Tuesday but said it wouldn’t affect the group’s coming tour.

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