Reality TV Star ‘Mama June’ Shannon Arrested At Alabama Gas Station, Allegedly Was Carrying Crack Cocaine

‘Mama June’ Shannon and her boyfriend Geno Doak were both arrested for drug possession after an alleged domestic violence incident at the gas station.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
Reality TV star Mama June seen here attending an NYC event in June 2018

Reality TV star June Shannon, known as “Mama June” from TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” is facing drug charges after a confrontation with her significant other earlier this week.

Shannon, 39, and her boyfriend, 43-year-old Geno Doak, were both arrested on Wednesday after police in Alabama responded to a call about a domestic dispute at a gas station, TMZ reports. The couple were reportedly involved in some type of confrontation before police took them both into custody, according to the outlet.

Police reportedly found a needle in Doak’s pocket and a glass pipe in Shannon’s, and when police searched her vehicle, they found another needle on the floor and a white substance in a pill bottle in the glove compartment, which Shannon is alleged to have admitted was crack cocaine, according to TMZ’s report.

Both were arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, but Doak, who has previously been arrested for burglary and theft, was also taken in on suspicion of domestic violence and harassment, TMZ reports. Shannon has not yet issued a public statement, and did not respond to a request for comment from the outlet.

Shannon rose to reality TV fame after her daughter Alana Thompson, better known by her nickname “Honey Boo Boo,” was featured on TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras.” The family became a reality TV staple after landing their own show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” but the series was canceled in 2014 after four seasons when rumors surfaced that Shannon had reunited and entered into a relationship with a registered sex offender who was convicted of molesting one of her daughters when she was 8 years old.

Shannon returned to the small screen with WE TV’s “Mama June: From Not To Hot.” The series, which details her drastic weight loss via gastric sleeve surgery and her relationship with Doak, had its season three premiere earlier this month.

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