New Jersey native, comedian Artie Lange arrested for alleged drug possession in Hoboken

New Jersey native and comedian Artie Lange was arrested for alleged drug possession in Hoboken.

New Jersey native and comedian Artie Lange was arrested for alleged drug possession in Hoboken. (3/17/17)

HOBOKEN - Comedian and New Jersey native Artie Lange was arrested over the weekend for allegedly being in possession of heroin and cocaine.

Hoboken police say officers were called to a parking garage on Shipyard Lane Sunday evening for reports that someone was trying to get into a vehicle inside the garage. Police say the officers found the car and say that it contained heroin and cocaine.

Police say Lange approached the officers and admitted that it was his car. Police say that Lange was also carrying more drugs.

He was released on a summons with a court date, according to police.

Lange tweeted on Friday confirming that he was arrested. He is currently in St. Louis performing.

“The Hoboken cops treated me so great…I thank them for that,” Lange tweeted. “I wish I could tell u how my story ends. I hope it's being old and smiling cuz of unique memories. But I'm such a flawed person guys. Tryin!”

Lange has spoken out before about his drug use and struggles to stay clean.

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