Bassist for country group Alabama arrested on pot charge

Records show that on Monday, Teddy Gentry was arrested on a misdemeanour marijuana possession charge

He is a founding member and bass player for the country music super group, Alabama. Gentry, a 70-year-old man from Fort Payne, Alabama

was booked into the Cherokee County Jail in northeast Alabama. According to the records, about a half hour later, he was let out

was booked into the Cherokee County Jail in northeast Alabama. According to the records, about a half hour later, he was let out

but court records were not available right away. A spokesman for the band, Don Murry Grubbs, said he knew about the incident

but Gentry didn't say anything right away. More than 50 years ago, Gentry and his cousins, Randy Owen and Jeff Cook, started the band.

. The band went on to sell more than 70 million albums and have dozens of hits, such as "Dixieland Delight," "My Home's in Alabama," and "Tennessee River