Comedian, former Howard Stern regular Artie Lange arrested for cocaine, heroin possession in parking garage in Hoboken

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HOBOKEN MAN -- Artie Lange picking up legal drugs in Hoboken in 2009. The former Howard Stern show comedian was arrested Sunday in the parking garage for his condo complex for alleged possession of a different kind of drugs.
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Former Howard Stern show regular Artie Lange was arrested in Hoboken last Sunday for cocaine and heroin possession, via hudsonreporter.com
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HOBOKEN MAN -- Artie Lange picking up legal drugs in Hoboken in 2009. The former Howard Stern show comedian was arrested Sunday in the parking garage for his condo complex for alleged possession of a different kind of drugs.
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Former Howard Stern show regular Artie Lange was arrested in Hoboken last Sunday for cocaine and heroin possession, via hudsonreporter.com

HOBOKEN — Arthur “Artie” Lange of Hoboken, a comedian and TV/film star who used to be a regular on the Howard Stern radio show, was arrested last Sunday in the parking garage at his Hoboken condo complex for alleged possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Police said he allegedly had drugs both in his car and on his person.
According to a spokesman for the Hoboken Police Department, “Officers responded to the area of 14th Street and Shipyard Lane [where Lange lives] on a report of someone attempting to enter a vehicle that was parked inside the garage. Officer Zeszotarski was able to observe what appeared to be suspected heroin and cocaine inside the vehicle. A male later identified as the defendant approached the officers and confirmed it was his vehicle….A search of his person also revealed several more bags of suspected heroin along with cocaine.”
He was transported to police headquarters and the police confiscated the drugs that were inside the vehicle.
Police confirmed on Friday that he was released on a summons with an upcoming court date for his appearance.
Lange, 49, was arrested on three charges.
The comedian has written about drug use before and was hospitalized in 2010 after apparently attempting to commit suicide.
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