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Artie Lange-Drug Arrest Richard Shotwell/AP

In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, Artie Lange attends the LA Premiere of "Crashing" in Los Angeles. Hoboken police spokesman Sgt. Edgardo Cruz told the NJ Advance Media that 49-year-old comedian was arrested on Sunday, March 12, after allegedly being found with drugs in the parking garage of his building. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

March 17, 2017

Comedian Artie Lange arrested over drug possession

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Comedian Artie Lange was arrested recently on drug possession charges outside his New Jersey home.

Hoboken police spokesman Sgt. Edgardo Cruz tells to NJ Advance Media that 49-year-old Lange was arrested on Sunday after allegedly being found with drugs in the parking garage of his building.


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Officers found cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia both on him and in his car.

Lange has a history of drug addiction.

He was recently featured on HBO's new comedy series "Crashing," which stars Peter Holmes and is produced Judd Apatow. He plays himself as a mentor to Holmes' character who is trying to make it as a stand-up comedian.

On Friday he tweeted about the arrest, saying he's "doing great."

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com