Joel Madden addresses drug bust 'drama'

Joel Madden, second from right, is worried about his future as a judge on The Voice.
Joel Madden, second from right, is worried about his future as a judge on The Voice.

The Voice judge Joel Madden has stopped short of apologising for drugs being found in his hotel room but hopes he didn't cause "too much drama".

Madden's room at the Star Casino was raided by police after a cleaner found a small quantity of marijuana.

The Good Charlotte frontman says he will not be charged over the raid.

"Sunday while I was at work, a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana in my hotel room," Madden said in a statement released on his Twitter account.

"The police were called and responded.

"Sydney is my adopted home and I appreciate the way the NSW police handled the situation.

"They have informed me there will be no charges.

"I hope this didn't cause too much drama for everyone."

The Nine Network says police have also confirmed to them that Madden will not be charged.

Madden is hugely popular on The Voice which is aimed squarely at young people and families.

Nine has refused to say whether Madden will be asked to apologise to viewers of the reality singing show or if the network will take any action against The Voice coach.

Police on Tuesday said a 34-year-old man was present during the search which uncovered "plant matter believed to be cannabis".

NSW law permits authorities to issue a simple caution to anyone found with less than 15 grams of cannabis, according to the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.


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