"Mama June" Shannon of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo fame has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama, following a domestic dispute with boyfriend Geno Doak. A spokesman for the District Attorney's Office of Macon County, Alabama confirmed Shannon was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges. Doak was also arrested for suspicion of domestic abuse charges, felony possession of a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia. The arrests came on March 13 after police received a call about a domestic dispute at an Alabama gas station. When responding officers arrived on the scene, they found Shannon and Doak arguing in the parking lot, and things only got worse from there.
According to the arrest records which have since been made public, Doak allegedly told Shannon "that he was going to kill her with the intent to carry out the threat." This is netting him a third-degree domestic charge, a misdemeanor, in addition to his drug charges. When police placed Doak under arrest, he admitted to having a needle on him. Shannon also told officers she would take responsibility for whatever they found in the SUV the pair was sitting in, and another needle was found in the vehicle along with a "white, powdery substance." Shannon admitted to the officers that the substance was crack cocaine. Doak was reportedly ordered by the court to stay away from Shannon after the incident, but the two visited a casino together on Saturday.
Mama June Shannon of course first rose to fame in 2012 on TLC's reality series Toddlers and Tiaras, leading to the spin-off series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show focused on the family of child beauty pageant contestant Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, with Shannon referred to as "Mama June." The series ran for four seasons until it was abruptly cancelled by the network in 2014, following reports Shannon was dating registered sex offender Mark McDaniel. Although Shannon denied these claims, TLC pulled the show from the network completely, leaving many finished episodes unaired. The show would never resume production, but Shannon and Alana would appear together again in 2015 on an episode of The Doctors.
Over the past few years, Shannon has been able to find consistent work as a reality television star. She appeared with husband Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 4 in 2015 to work on her failing marriage. In 2017, June was then given her own reality series on We TV, documenting her weight loss transformation from 460 pounds to 160 pounds. Called Mama June: From Not to Hot, the show wrapped its second season in August with a third season set to premiere sometime this year. It remains to be seen if Shannon's drug charges will affect the series moving forward.
On or off camera, things are always interesting in the life of Mama June. Hopefully, she can take control of her life back and continue to learn from these negative experiences. Chances are, we'll see Shannon back on television soon enough to talk about her experience with this situation. This information comes to us from AL.com.