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Artie Lange is in police custody after being arrested in a Jersey halfway house Tuesday morning

Added 05-21-19 12:13:02pm EST - “Comedian Artie Lange was taken into police custody without incident at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday over an alleged violation of a probationary agreement according to officials” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Artie Lange is in police custody after being arrested in a Jersey halfway house Tuesday morning”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Comedian Artie Lange was arrested in an Essex County halfway house at 7:42 a.m., according to the Essex County Sheriff’s department.

The author, comic and former Howard Stern writer was “apprehended without incident” at the Freedom House in New Jersey, according to a law enforcement official who believed the court order involved alleged probation violation related to a 2017 drug charge.

Essex County Sheriff officers arrested Lange at the halfway house where he was supposed to have been on a warrant that was issued Monday.

“He’s using up our resources when we have better things to do,” according to a spokesman with the Essex County Sheriff.

Lange was awake “and appeared to be sober and coherent” at the time of his apprehension, the Daily News is told.

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