Joel Madden Busted for Marijuana Possession in Sydney
Joel Madden apologized for his ordeal on Sunday in Australia. The Good Charlotte rocker was busted for having marijuana in his hotel room.
He posted an explanation of the event on his Tumblr today. He wrote that he was at work when “a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana” in his room. The police were called and Madden was asked to leave The Darling Hotel, reports E! News. Madden went on to apologize.
“Sydney is is my adopted home and I appreciate the way the NSW [North South Whales] police handled the situation,” he wrote. “They have informed me there will be no charges. I hope this didn’t cause too much drama for anyone.”
The Darling Hotel Boots Joel Madden After Finding Marijuana in His Room
Police told TMZ that they obtained a search warrant at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night and took a “small amount of plant matter believed to be cannabis” from the room. Madden was present during the search but the cops did not say if “the plant matter” belonged to him.
TMZ spoke to The Darling Hotel, who booted Madden from the premises. “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 policy for this no matter who you are.”
Madden is married to socialite and style icon Nicole Richie. They have two young children, Harlow and Sparrow.