Artie Lange takes bloodied mug shot as he's jailed after testing positive for cocaine twice in weeks

Mail Online | 2/1/2019 | Leah Simpson For;Daily Mail Reporter
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Artie Lange has been jailed after he appeared in a busted mug shot with congealed blood under his nose.

Lange was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after reporting to Superior Court in Newark and testing positive for cocaine for the second time in six weeks while on probation, his lawyer confirmed.

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'He knows he's got a problem,' Frank Arleo told Thursday about the comedian who was put on probation for four years in December 2018 stemming from heroin possession charges in June.

'He knows he shouldn't have tested dirty yesterday, but he did. He knew what was going to happen.'



The 51-year-old - who takes Soboxone to treat his dependence on opioids according to the legal rep - was seen in a police photograph with disheveled gray hair and a concerning facial expression.

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He also tested positive for morphine on Wednesday and could remain in a New Jersey jail until his case is reevaluated February 3.

Although his lawyer said he expects Lange to be moved into inpatient drug treatment program once a bed is available, a spokesperson for Essex County Prosecutors Office said 'the transfer could not occur' because of the test result.

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New Jersey man Lange was still being held in an Essex County jail Thursday despite his team making no mention of the detainment in their statement.

'Excuse any show advertisements.. starting today, Artie will be undergoing a long term treatment program,' a post on his Twitter page read Wednesday. 'He loves and respects his fans... updates coming soon.. and it's time - TeamLange.'

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Some of his approximately 365,000 followers expressed how pleased they were that Lange was seeking help.

'Please lock him in a treatment facility and don't let him out for at least a year, thanks. 143,' one person replied.


Another added: 'Don't ever forget that you're a...
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