Alabama band member Teddy Gentry arrested for drugs possession

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Founding Alabama band member Teddy Gentry was arrested on drug charges on Monday (Sept. 12) in Cherokee County, Ala

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Teddy Gentry, 70-year-old bassist and backing vocalist, was charged with misdemeanor second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana as well as unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

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Gentry lives in Fort Payne was booked into jail at 10:38AM (EST) and released at 11:06AM, per the Cherokee County jail log

Teddy Gentry

Alabama formed in the late 1960s under a different name and then took on the southern state as their moniker in 1977

Teddy Gentry

They are known for hits such as Tennessee River, Mountain Music, Dixieland Delight and Song of the South

Teddy Gentry

The band stopped performing in the late 2000s but since reunited and is currently touring

Teddy Gentry

Their next scheduled concert date is on September 23 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Co - where, incidentally, recreational marijuana use is legal