Comedian Artie Lange Arrested for Drug Possession
Comedian Artie Lange was arrested recently on drug possession charges outside his New Jersey home.
Hoboken police spokesman Sgt. Edgardo Cruz told NJ Advance Media that 49-year-old Lange was arrested on Sunday after allegedly being found with drugs in the parking garage of his building.
Officers found cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia both on him and in his car.
Lange has a history of drug addiction.
He was recently featured on HBO's new comedy series Crashing, which stars Peter Holmes and is produced Judd Apatow. He plays himself as a mentor to Holmes' character who is trying to make it as a stand-up comedian.
On Friday he tweeted about the arrest, saying he's "doing great."
Hey guys. I was arrested. I'm doing great. Physically too! I'm in St. Louis & will be on stage this weekend at The Funnybone! Love u all!..— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
FYI The Hoboken Cops treated me so great. Great people. Professional. I thank them for that Now a lawyer tells me what to do!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
I wish I could tell u how my story ends. I hope it's being old & smiling cuz of unique memories. But I'm such a flawed person guys. Tryin!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
To u worried fans pls know I love u. Also know I've never wanted to live more!If HBO has to let me go Its my bad! Judd, Pete & u. Thx!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017