Whether you’re a fan of Toddlers and Tiaras or not, it’s hard to know who Mama June and Honey Boo Boo are. Popular enough to get their own reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the world was fascinated by this dysfunctional and downright shocking family. Now? They are in the news again for the wrong reasons.
“Mama June” – also known as June Shannon – recently ran into problems with the law after a fight at a gas station in Macon County. Fans and critics speculate about what this means for her television career. Then there is the even bigger question: can the arrest of Mama June mean that she loses custody of her daughter Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson)?
Why did Mama June get arrested?
June Shannon, Mama’s 39-year-old June June: From Not to Hot and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was arrested after a fight between her and her boyfriend, 43-year-old Eugene Doak on March 13. The two fought at a gas station near Tuskegee and it got so hot that spectators called the local police.
But their domestic dispute was only the tip of the iceberg. Once the police arrived, they found crack cocaine and a tear-off pipe in Mama June’s truck. Both Mana June and her boyfriend were arrested and charged with the possession and the crime of the crime of the illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. Eugene Doak was also struck with a third-degree domestic violence indictment.
Is Mama June in jail now?
Even though she was accused of a serious crime, June Shannon was released the same day she was arrested. Her friend Eugene Doak spent 24 hours in prison before being released.
But her legal problems may not be over yet. Once the case goes to court, a guilty verdict can mean a huge amount of fines, possible imprisonment or probation, and a change in guardianship status.
Will Mama June lose custody of Honey Boo Boo?
The custody battle between June Shannon and Honey Boo Boo’s father, Mike Thompson, has been going on for years. Now this drug prevention drama can be the thing that ultimately pushes things over. It is possible that Mama June would lose custody of her daughter.
At least Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson hopes that this arrest will result in him having the right to visit to see his daughter more often. Mama June currently has full custody of Alana and her father has limited access rights.
One thing Mama June is going to do for her? Her children were not present at the time of the incident, so Child Protective Services (CPS) is unlikely to be involved. Also because this is her first offense, the judge will most likely show more leniency than he or she would for a repeat offender.
Mama June has three other children from previous relationships, but none of her other children are minors.