Joel Madden admits dagga bust

2013-06-12 17:35
Los Angeles - Joel Madden hopes he "didn't cause too much drama" after dagga was found in his hotel room in Australia on Sunday.

The Good Charlotte rocker, who has two children, Harlow, 5, and Sparrow, 3, with his wife Nicole Richie, is grateful to police in Sydney for not pressing charges after he was kicked out of his hotel when a housekeeper uncovered a small amount of the drug in his room and reported it to law enforcement.

The 34-year-old singer, who is serving as a judge on Australia's version of The Voice, issued a statement on his Tumblr site on Tuesday, writing: "Sunday while I was at work, a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana in my hotel room."

Police were called to the hotel

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

Police were called to Joel's hotel room at approximately 16:30 on Sunday after a cleaner at the Darling Hotel inside the Sydney Star casino found less than 5g of the drug in his room, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Officers arrived to search his room several hours later and the Like It's Her Birthday hitmaker was reportedly present at the time.

Case being investigated

The investigation is still ongoing but Joel will not be charged as Australian law permits authorities to issue a simple caution when only a small amount of drugs are found.

A spokesperson for the hotel confirmed that he was immediately asked to leave after the incident, saying: "He was not afforded any special treatment and he's moved out."


  • Ric Surfers Paradise - 2013-06-13 14:18

    Sorry are wrong ,,,Case close ,,not being investigated ..This is Australia Not South Africa need to tell lies ..

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  • Ric Surfers Paradise - 2013-06-13 14:27

    Same of the reaction .. Cameron Romeril Do all your cleaning staff go through peoples belongings seeking 'tell tell' items - Intrusive and boarding on illegal! I would never stay in hotel that supports such nosey staff 23 · Yesterday at 11:07am Lisa Tull I can guarantee I will never stay in an establishment that has so little respect for peoples privacy and if that"s what you call utmost professionalism you need to up your standards as snooping in guests rooms is not at all acceptable 16 · Yesterday at 4:40pm Lee Crossfield I'm sure you do have zero tolerance policy on prohibited drug use and commend you on that, however, I have major concerns re your policies and procedures re 'cleaning' and what appears to be a significant invasion of privacy. The amount of marijuana re...See More 10 · Yesterday at 6:28pm Craig Bishop Yeah it gives you confidence to stay there to know that the house keeping staff are gonna go through your stuff and tell the world. Hopefully the entertainment industry will boycott this palace of idiocy (and hypocrisy). 10 · Yesterday at 6:18pm · Edited Matt Getaroundme Berg @The Star... ok foul language is not required here i get that - moving on. GIVE us an answer as to WHY cleaners were going throuh his draws? looking for money / jewllery?? who knows... Or do you give staff the right to do so therfore infringing on pr...See More 10 · Yesterday at 3:59pm

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