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Alabama’s Teddy Gentry Arrested on Marijuana, Paraphernalia Charges in Cherokee County


PHOTO: Teddy Gentry at the 6th Annual Sing with the Stars.


Teddy Gentry, age 70 of Fort Payne, a founding member of the legendary country music band Alabama, was arrested in Cherokee County, on Monday morning.


PHOTO: Mug Shot Teddy Gentry, 70 of Fort Payne from Cherokee County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 12, 2022.


According to docket records from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Gentry was booked into the Cherokee County jail at 10:38 am Monday and charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree - both of which are misdemeanor counts.


Gentry was released on his own recognizance shortly thereafter, at 11:06 am.


Sheriff Jeff Shaver said the arrest was made during a traffic stop.


There were no further details immediately available about Gentry’s arrest.


Alabama was formed in 1969 in Fort Payne as Wildcountry by Randy Owen, Gentry, and Jeff Cook.


The band changed its name to Alabama in 1977 and became one of the most successful groups in country music, peaking in the 1980s with multi-platinum albums and a slew of radio hits that included “Tennessee River,” “Mountain Music,” “Dixieland Delight,” “The Closer You Get,” “Song of the South,” “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)” and many more.


This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.







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