Teddy Gentry got arrested, Know the reason and facts

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Bassist Teddy Gentry, a founding member of the famed country group Alabama, was arrested on marijuana charges Monday in the band's home state.

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Gentry was booked into the Cherokee County Jail for unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, 

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He was released less than 30 minutes later on his own recognizance, a spokesperson for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office confirms to PEOPLE

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Per Alabama law, unlawful possession in the second degree means the weed was for personal use only, 

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A rep for Alabama had no comment, but confirmed that the incident is not expected to impact the band's upcoming tour dates, which are scheduled through December. 

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Gentry, who lives in Fort Payne, Alabama, is a founding member of the hit country group alongside his cousins Randy Owen and Jeff Cook 

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The trio started the band in the late 1960s as Wild Country, and later changed their name to Alabama in 1977 

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The "Dixieland Delight" singers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and have sold 73 million albums 

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