Reality TV star Mama June was arrested for drug possession


She was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. police found a needle on the driver’s-side floorboard, a glass pipe with white residue inside Shannon’s pocket and a green pill bottle containing a white controlled substance in the glove compartment. Her boyfriend was arrested too. He threatened to kill her in Alabama parking.


Shannon and her daughter Alana, aka Honey Boo Boo, have been part of the zeitgeist since 2012, when they debuted on TLC’s reality series “Toddlers & Tiaras.” As an adult, June struggled with being morbidly obese, weighing 460 pounds. She underwent bariatric surgery and lost more than 300 pounds. She also underwent cosmetic surgery to further improve her appearance. Now, June has her own show, “From Not to Hot,” which has followed her life after weight loss. Alana Frances “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is the fourth and youngest of June’s children. Shannon’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 27th. She faces one year in jail.


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