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Joel Madden caught with pot in Australia, not charged

USMagazine, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:50am (PDT)
  • There's good news and bad news for Good Charlotte's Joel Madden. The bad news is that the 34-year-old singer was thrown out of his Sydney, Australia, hotel on Sunday, after police found marijuana in his room. The good news? Police won't be pressing any charges.

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    A Darling Hotel manager told TMZ, "Joel Madden was ejected from the hotel because a small amount of cannabis was found inside his hotel room. In Australia there is zero tolerance for this no matter where you are."

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    On Tuesday, Madden, who is married to Nicole Richie and father to their daughter, Harlow, 5, and son, Sparrow, 3, addressed the incident on his Tumblr page.

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    "Sunday while I was at work, a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana in my hotel room," wrote Madden, who is a judge on Australia's "The Voice." "The police were called and responded. Sydney is my adopted home and I appreciate the way the NSW police handled the situation. They have informed me there will be no charges."

    He added, "I hope this didn't cause too much drama for anyone."

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