Howard Stern protege, Artie Lange, was arrested and charged with drug possession after cops detained him in the parking structure of his Hoboken, NJ, residence. The comedian was found in possession of ‘several bags’ of heroin and cocaine, aka, a “John Belushi Speedball Special.”

According to tmz, the comedian had several bags of drugs on him and more in his car and was arrested on Sunday. Lange was transported to the Hoboken police headquarters and booked on three separate drug charges before being released on his own recognizance.


After his release, Lange went on a tweetstream of conscience, apologizing to fans for his arrest while adding that he soon may be homeless:

“Hey guys. I was arrested. I’m doing great. Physically too! I’m in St. Louis & will be on stage this weekend at The Funnybone! Love u all!..”

Lange also stated that he may soon be homeless after his landlord of 49 years asked him to vacate the premises:

“Hotel I been at 49yrs wants me out! I got a do not disturb sign up & it’s loud! Is it time i put up the maid sign & let her clean? Peace?”

In another tweet, Lange seemed to be worried he may lose his job on HBO’s Crashing, a new series starring Pete Holmes and directed by Judd Apatow.

“To u worried fans pls know I love u. Also know I’ve never wanted to live more!If HBO has to let me go Its my bad! Judd, Pete & u. Thx!”

Lange has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse and was hospitalized in 2010 after an apparent suicide attempt.