Why Did Mama June Go To Jail? Did Geno Doak Also Go to Jail? Let’s find out. June Shannon, often known as Mama June, is the matriarch of the Shannon family, who has long been in the spotlight because of Alana Thompson AKA Honey Boo Boo, June’s youngest daughter.
Alana Shannon made her TV debut on TLC’s ‘Toddlers and Tiaras,’ following which the Shannons went on to star on their own show, ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’ Mama June also starred in the ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot‘ series, which was renamed ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’ in March 2021.
Mama June: From Not to Hot is a reality television show that airs on We TV in the United States. The show is a spin-off of the TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and airs on February 24, 2017. June “Mama June” Shannon’s weight loss journey from 460 to 160 pounds is documented in this show (209 to 73 kg).
Mama June and her boyfriend, Eugene “Geno” Doak, were both arrested and charged with felony drug possession and drug paraphernalia at a petrol station in Alabama on March 13, 2019, with Geno, also facing a domestic assault charge. The sitcom was renamed Mama June: From Not To Hot – Family Crisis for the fourth season, which premiered on March 27, 2020.
On March 19, 2021, the 5th season premiered under the new title Mama June: Road to Redemption, with the phrase “From Not to Hot” eliminated entirely. June has a tumultuous relationship with her four daughters, as we all know, and the show has chronicled the family’s highs and lows. Mama June was arrested in the penultimate episode of season 5 of ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption,’ and fans are curious as to why.
Everything we know about the situation is listed below!
Who Is Mama June?
“Mama June” June Edith Shannon (born August 10, 1979) is the mother of Anna, Jessica, Lauryn, and Alana, and the matriarch of the Shannon family. Sandra Hundley and Marvin Shannon divorced when she was two years old, and she was born in McIntyre, Georgia. Joanne “Doe Doe” Shannon, Joanie Shannon (now McDonald), and James Edward Shannon are her three siblings, while Michelle Shannon and Nicole Shannon are her half-sisters. June is legally blind as a result of untreated childhood cataracts.
June became pregnant with her first child, Anna, when she was 14 years old and gave birth just a few days after her 15th birthday. When she became pregnant, she dropped out of school, although she later earned her GED. June had affairs with men who would later be found guilty of sex crimes; her daughters Jessica and Lauryn were fathered by Michael Anthony Ford (b. 1977), who was found guilty of attempting to exploit oral sex from a minor female online.
She dated Mark McDaniel, who was convicted of abusing Anna and whom Lauryn mistook for her biological father for a time. Alana, June’s youngest daughter, was born in 2005 and was fathered by Mike Thompson, with whom June divorced in 2014. She and Lauryn came out as bisexual in 2015, saying they had been acquainted with women but had never been in a relationship.
June suffered with severe obesity as an adult, weighing 460 pounds at her heaviest. She had bariatric surgery in 2016, having part of her stomach removed as part of a sleeve gastrectomy. She reportedly shed over 300 pounds as a result of the procedure with the help of diet and personal trainer Kenya Crooks. She underwent cosmetic surgery for a reported $75,000 to improve her appearance in addition to her dramatic weight loss.
Mama June: From Not to Hot, a reality TV show about her weight loss struggle, premiered on We TV on February 24, 2017. On January 5, 2018, the second season premiered. Geno Doak is the man she is now dating. Doak has a criminal record, having done time in prison for burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property, and they were both arrested in Alabama in March 2019 for felony narcotics possession. She is now based in Florence, Alabama.
Why Was Mama June Arrested?
June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, were detained on suspicion of drug possession on March 13, 2019, according to reports. This happened after someone at an Alabama gas station phoned the cops after witnessing the couple’s fight rising to dangerous levels. June and Geno were supposedly found in possession of crack cocaine and a crack pipe when the cops came.
They were accused with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in September 2019, and Geno was also charged with third-degree domestic assault, according to sources. However, the pair failed to appear in court at the time, further aggravating the situation.
Those who have been following the show know that June has a history of drug abuse, which has been a source of contention in her relationship with her daughters. Because June was unable to care for Alana, her older daughter Lauryn AKA Pumpkin took over as legal guardian. Pumpkin, her husband Josh, and their daughter Ella currently reside with Alana.
June and Geno profess to be committed to staying sober and enjoying a healthier lifestyle. In June 2021, the Shannon family matriarch claimed to have been sober for 16 months. June attempted to repair her ties with her daughters in recent episodes of the We TV reality series. Alana and Pumpkin have spoken out about how they felt abandoned while their mother battled her addiction.
June’s relationship with her girls was once again compromised when it was revealed that she had misled them about the seriousness of her legal problems. June was still facing a two-year sentence, while Geno may have faced a ten-year prison sentence.
June pleaded guilty to both charges against her, felony drug possession and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, on April 13, 2021, according to reports. However, if she completed a trial diversion program in Macon County, Alabama, she had a chance to turn things around. June must serve 100 hours of community service and stay under court monitoring for a year, according to the agreement.
June was not allowed to drink or use drugs, and she was not allowed to be seen in any establishment that sold or used drugs or alcohol. June may be subjected to random drug tests and must comply with searches of her automobile, personal property, and possessions. The reality star must also ensure that she seeks counselling and continues to work. All allegations against the mother-of-four will be withdrawn if she adheres to these terms and conditions.
This does not, however, mean that June and Geno are no longer in danger of going to jail. Despite all this, June remained sceptical of the prospect for a long time, despite Geno’s efforts to persuade her of the gravity of the issue. Geno arranged for June to spend the night in jail with the Alabama sheriff’s department in the eleventh episode of season 5 so that she might have a taste of prison life.
This is why she was apprehended by the cops and sent to a detention cell. June, as you can expect, was not pleased. According to rumours, she has accepted to court monitoring, but Geno’s fate will be revealed in the season finale.
Stream ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’ episodes on We TV.