Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program.
The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an unspecified violation.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura told NJ.com that Lange would remain at the county jail until he is called before a judge for reevaluation.
Attempts to reach a representative who could comment on Lange’s behalf were unsuccessful on Thursday.
Lange spent almost a week in the county jail earlier this year after a positive drug test. He was placed on probation last year after pleading guilty to heroin possession stemming.
The 51-year-old was on the Fox sketch comedy series “Mad TV” and was a longtime co-host on “The Howard Stern Show.”