Mama June has been arrested for felony drug possession at a gas station in Alabama following a domestic altercation with her boyfriend, it has been reported.
The reality TV star, real name June Shannon, was taken into custody on Wednesday after an ugly bust-up with her 42-year-old partner Geno Doak.
June, 39, was seen in the back of a sheriff’s pickup truck with bars on the windows and taken to jail following the incident, images obtained by TMZ appear to show.
Doak was arrested for domestic violence/harassment, felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, while Mama June was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Police were called by concerned citizens after witnessing the ‘confrontation’ between the fiery pair, who have been dating for three years.
Felony drug possession in Alabama could spell one to 10 years of jail time for June as well as a fine up to $15,000, experts indicate.
June is best known for her TV shows Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Mama June: From Not To Hot.
Season three of From Not To Hot premieres Friday, just days after her alleged arrest.
June has four children: Anna, 24, Jessica, 22, Lauryn – known as Pumpkin, 19, and Alana – known as Honey Boo Boo, 13.
Geno has an extensive criminal past, having served time for crimes that include burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.
Prior to Geno, June dated Mark McDaniel, who served 10 years in prison for molesting June’s then eight-year-old daughter Anna.
When it was revealed, her controversial show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled.
A March 2003 report, seen by RadarOnline, revealed Anna ‘Chickadee’ Shannon told police in Spalding County, Georgia that she had done the ‘S word’ with McDaniel.
She also told police that her mother’s boyfriend touched her inappropriately, made her touch him inappropriately and forced her to perform a sex act on him. When she told him to stop, he would not.
Anna, who appeared on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo with her mother and siblings, has since revealed that when she first told her mother about the abuse, Mama June refused to believe her.
McDaniel was sentenced to 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to child molestation. He left prison in March 2014 and then started seeing Mama June again.
The abuse came to light after Anna told her elementary school teacher that her stepfather had assaulted her. She was able to describe the assaults in graphic detail, the report notes.
The molestation was carried out multiple times between April and October 2002, according to the report.
It took Anna months to speak out about the abuse because McDaniel had threatened to kill her if she told, RadarOnline reported.
‘Anna stated that Mark told her not to tell because he would not like her anymore,’ Beach continued. ‘Anna advised she got tired of holding it in and had to tell.’
Speaking to the National Enquirer in 2012, Anna’s ex-boyfriend said: ‘Anna told me that McDaniel threatened that if she ever told her grandparents what happened to her, he’d kill them and her.’
June lost 200lbs when on the show Not To Hot which aired in 2017. She did so with the help of surgery, exercise and a change in diet.