Alabama bassist Teddy Gentry arrested for marijuana possession

One of the establishing individuals from the country band Alabama, Teddy Gentry, was arrested for marijuana possession charge Monday.

The 70-year-old bassist was released about a half-hour after the fact, as per Alabama court records.

Gentry, a bass player for the music bunch, was put behind bars in the Cherokee Province Prison in upper east Alabama and was moreover accused of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, records showed.

One of the founding members of the country band Alabama, Teddy Gentry, was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
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Court records were not immediately available, but Sheriff Jeff Shaver told al.com the arrest was made during a traffic stop.

Teddy Gentry, along with cousins Randy Owen and Jeff Cook, formed the band more than 50 years ago and went on to sell more than 70 million albums.

Teddy Gentry, along with cousins Randy Owen and Jeff Cook, formed the band more than 50 years ago and went on to sell more than 70 million albums.
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Don Murry Grubbs, a spokesman for the band, said he was aware of the incident, and Gentry had no immediate comment.

Teddy Gentry, a bass player for the music group, was put behind bars in the Cherokee County Jail in northeast Alabama and was additionally charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, records showed. 

Gentry, along with cousins Randy Owen and Jeff Cook, formed the band more than 50 years ago and went on to sell more than 70 million albums — releasing dozens of hits including “Dixieland Delight,” “My Home’s in Alabama” and “Tennessee River.” The act was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

 

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