Comedian Artie Lange poses for shocking new mugshots that show the devastating impact of his 30-year cocaine and heroin addiction as he is JAILED for violating his drug probation
- Artie Lange was arrested and jailed Tuesday morning for violating drug probation
- An officer told DailyMail.com that he was picked up without incident at Freedom House, a New Jersey addiction center where he has been staying
- He is currently serving four years probation stemming from an arrest for heroin possession in 2017
- Lange is currently completing a drug court program after he failed probation and tested positive for cocaine in March
- Last year, he revealed his nose had collapsed after 'three decades of drug abuse'
Comedian Artie Lange has been arrested for violating the terms of his drug probation, law officials have confirmed.
The 51-year-old was picked up without incident shortly after 7am on Tuesday morning at Freedom House, an addiction center and halfway house in Clinton, New Jersey, where he has been receiving treatment.
Lange, who is best known for his time as a co-star on The Howard Stern Show, was taken into custody without incident, and is currently being held at Essex County Correctional Facility, the local prosecutor's office told DailyMail.com.
Due to legal restrictions, the prosecutor's office was unable to specify what sparked the funnyman's arrest, however they did confirm that he had been 'non-compliant with his drug court requirements'.
After being brought into the correctional facility, Lange posed for two mugshots that showed the devastating impact of his three-decade-long substance abuse, which has left him with a collapsed nose.
Artie Lange pictured in his mugshot on Tuesday morning. The local prosecutor's office told DailyMail.com that he was picked up without incident at Freedom House in New Jersey
Lange says his nose has 'been hideously deformed due to over three decades of drug abuse'
Lange's long battle with drug addiction is well-known, and his current legal problems stem from a March 2017 arrest in his native New Jersey.
At that time, officers discovered heroin and cocaine inside his luxury Range Rover.
Just two months later, he was reportedly pulled over on the Garden State Parkway before officers found him 'with 81 decks of heroin, including a bag of heroin in his lap with a straw', New Jersey reported.
He was sentenced to four years probation for that crime.
However, Lange has struggled to keep up with court-ordered requirements, and in January of this year he was arrested after testing positive to cocaine while still under the terms of his probation.
Two months later, he was detained yet again after testing positive for the substance.
Lange spent three days in jail before he was ordered to complete a six-month drug court program, which he was undergoing at the time of Tuesday's arrest.
Lange is pictured at left April 2017, before his partial nose collapse. He is pictured right in a March 2019 mug shot, after he was arrested for testing positive to cocaine
Lange was seen at a gas station last week holding a copy of his former co-star Howard Stern's new book
As part of the program, Lange has been required to collect trash and pump gas
As part of the program, Lange has been required to pump gas and collect trash.
Earlier this month, he was filmed working at a New Jersey gas station where he held up a copy of Howard Stern's new book.
Lange famously appeared as a co-star on the shock jock's hit radio show from 2001 until 2008.
In April, the trouble star was seen sporting a hi-vis vest as he went about collecting trash while hitched to the side of a garbage truck.
One of Lange's representatives wrote above the post: 'Just heard from Artie. Someone snapped this video and it got back to him. He wanted everyone to know he's fine with it. Per Artie 'It's true i'm working to satisfy my drug court program. I work with great people. Nothing wrong with a little hard work. Love you all and can't wait to be back on stage'.
Lange has been famously candid about his long battle with substance abuse.
In December 2018, he shared a selfie to Twitter, saying his nose has been 'hideously deformed due to over three decades of drug abuse'.
Despite his long-running drug problem, Lange has enjoyed a glittering career as a comedian.
Prior to his association with Howard Stern, he enjoyed success as a stand-up comic and as a star on sketch comedy series Mad TV.
He has also published three books, and most recently appeared as a recurring cast member on the hit HBO show, Crashing, produced by Judd Apatow.
Lange (center) appeared with Howard Stern (right) on his program from 2001 until 2008. They are pictured together in 2006
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