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Comedian Artie Lange Awaits Drug Program Violation Hearing

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What to Know

  • Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange
  • Lange was arrested Tuesday morning on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program
  • Lange spent almost a week in the county jail earlier this year after a positive drug test; He was placed on probation last year

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 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.

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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."

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