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Joel Madden

86'd from Australian Hotel

... FOR WEED

6/11/2013 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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8:32 AM PT -- Madden just addressed the situation on Tumblr ... writing, "Sunday while I was at work, a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana in my hotel room."

"The police were called and responded. Sydney is is [sic] 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 anyone."

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Good Charlotte member Joel Madden -- Nicole Richie's husband -- has been BOOTED from a hotel in Sydney, Australia on Sunday after officials say they found some pot in his room ... TMZ has learned.

According to police in New South Wales, Australia ... cops executed a search warrant at 10:30 pm Sunday night and seized a "small amount of plant matter believed to be cannabis."

Cops wouldn't say if the weed belonged to Madden -- but DID say a 34-year-old man was present during the search. FYI -- Joel is 34.

However, TMZ spoke with the manager of the Darling Hotel who did name names ... saying, "Joel Madden was ejected from the hotel because a small amount of cannabis was found inside his hotel room."

He added, "In Australia there is a 0 tolerance for this no matter where you are."

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72 COMMENTS

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31.

Sharyn350z    

Was he hanging out with Miley ?

397 days ago
32.

Erokswife    

I hope they fired the employee who was cleaning the room. Obviously they were going through his things in his room!

397 days ago
33.

Bell    

I hope no one ever goes to that motel again. You should have the expectations of privacy when you rent a room same as when you rent an apartment. His business is his business. Are people really breaking a law when the law is wrong?

397 days ago
34.

oBAMa    

The real question is, why wasn't he arrested? The police thought is was a big enough deal to get a search warrant and there is "zero tolerance for this kind of thing" yet they didn't arrest or fine him? Stupid.

397 days ago
35.

Cathryn Mazer    

Legalize it!

397 days ago
36.

DianaR    

We love you joel! Please never leave Australia...

397 days ago
37.

Tj    

It's only weed, what's the big deal.

397 days ago
38.

TraceyLou    

Australia is BEGGING for international talent to call Australia home, why the hell would they do this? For WEED no less?! I'm so sorry our government and justice system is so ****ed up ATM!

397 days ago
39.

kitnplayn    

Who is the manger of this hotel...Hitler? Boycott Darling Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Maybe you shouldn't be snooping around and looking at the personal items of guests. You are not supposed to focus. You are supposed to make the bed.

397 days ago
40.

geneo    

It was left there from the last guest if you believe that ..

396 days ago
41.

Why?    

This is laughable 5gm of weed found by a snooping maid. Use the police resources where they are needed ie. Syd SW. Secondly the casinos should take a good look at where they money comes from they are laundering for foreign business people I would say that is more of a concern than a spliff.

396 days ago
42.

MARYJUNETHESOBERSISTER    

Its reported Joel was with another woman not his wife ....

396 days ago
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