Joel Madden Caught With Pot in Australia, Not Charged

Joel Madden was caught with marijuana in his Australian hotel on June 9 and said police will not be pressing charges. 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.

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."

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.

"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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