Joel Madden Caught With Pot in Australia, Not Charged

Celebrity News Jun. 11, 2013 AT 1:50PM
Joel Madden was caught with marijuana in his Australian hotel on June 9 and said police will not be pressing charges. Joel Madden was caught with marijuana in his Australian hotel on June 9 and said police will not be pressing charges. Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

There's good news and bad news for Good Charlotte's Joel Madden. The bad news is that the 34-year-old singer was thrown out of his Sydney, Australia, hotel on Sunday, June 9, after police found marijuana in his room. The good news? Police won't be pressing any charges.

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A Darling Hotel manager told TMZ, "Joel Madden was ejected from the hotel because a small amount of cannabis was found inside his hotel room. In Australia there is a zero tolerance for this no matter where you are."

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On Tuesday, Madden, who is married to Nicole Richie and father to their daughter Harlow, 5, and son Sparrow, 3, addressed the incident on his Tumblr page.

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"Sunday while I was at work, a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana in my hotel room," wrote Madden, who is a judge on Australia's The Voice. "The police were called and responded. Sydney is my adopted home and I appreciate the way the NSW police handled the situation. They have informed me there will be no charges."

He added, "I hope this didn't cause too much drama for anyone."

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