Alabama court records show that on Monday, one of the original members of the country band Alabama was arrested on drug charges. This happened in CHEROKEE COUNTY.
Teddy Gentry, 70, of Fort Payne, Alabama, was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, all of which are classified as misdemeanors of the second degree.
At a traffic check, Sheriff Jeff Shaver said, Gentry was taken into custody. This was reported by AL.com.
Alabama’s band member arrested on drug charges
Gentry was booked into the Cherokee County Jail at 10:38 a.m., the register shows. in the early morning hours (11:06) and let go. There was no mention of a bond amount.
The band’s spokesperson confirmed to the AP that he was aware of the situation but had no further comment.
No more information has been made public at this time.
By the 1980s, they had become one of the most popular country bands, with a string of top-ten singles and many platinum albums to their name. Dixieland Delight and Song of the South are only two of the band’s numerous well-known tracks.
After announcing their retirement and going on a farewell tour in 2007, Alabama has now come back out with new music. According to Ticketmaster, they will play again on September 23 in Denver.
We don’t know how Gentry’s arrest will affect this performance or his next engagements.