Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon Speaks Out About Mama June's Arrest

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Lauryn Pumpkin Shannon
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Who needs a reality show when so much drama is happening off the screen? In case ya missed it, Mama June and her boyfriend got arrested for some pretty serious charges. And now, one of her daughters is breaking her silence. Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon is speaking out about the legal woes her mom now finds herself in that definitely has people talking.

  • Mama June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, were arrested on March 13 after cops responded to a "domestic incident" at a gas station.

    Mama June and Geno Doak mug shot
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    Authorities in Alabama arrested Mama June on charges of "felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia" and Geno on charges of "felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, in addition to domestic violence/harassment." (Mama June's and Geno's mug shots look rough.)

    Aside from the alleged domestic incident, it looks like cops found drugs -- including a needle in Geno's pocket and a pipe -- with Mama June confessing the "white powder" is actually crack cocaine.


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  • WEtv has since responded to the reality star's arrest.

    Mama June: From Not to Hot is in its third season on the network, so naturally, there had to be some type of response given the craziness of the allegations.

  • And it looks as if June's daughter, Pumpkin, has a few words of her own.

    Honey Boo Boo and Lauryn Pumpkin Shannon
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    "Hey guys, as you know, you've seen the stuff out in the media and our family is going through a rough patch," the new mom recently said in a statement about Mama June, People reports.

    "But this year alone we have had a lot of happiness. And when my mom and Alana were out in California and everything seemed good. Then the next couple months rolled around and things took a turn. We're sharing our story in hopes that it helps another family and I sincerely want to thank our fans for always being there and loving and supporting us."

  • Welp, it appears the Internet has its fair share of two cents to give in light of June's arrest and are sounding off.

    Facebook comments

    Judging by the reaction, it's safe to say a number of people (okay ... a lot) are fed up with this reality star family and are ready to say goodbye. Some, however, feel more compassion is needed instead of judgment and hope Mama June gets help.

  • Something tells us this season of Mama June: From Not to Hot is going to be wild.

    ... and a hot mess.

    Whatever is going on, we do hope all involved get the help they need, 'cause all of this isn't healthy ... at all.

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