Who is Geno Doak? Mama June’s boyfriend sentenced to 16 months in crack cocaine case
GEORGIA: Mama June Shannon’s longtime boyfriend, Geno Doak, has been sentenced to 16 months in an Alabama drug case. Doak entered into a plea deal with prosecutors and is serving his sentence at Macon Community Corrections stemming from a 2019 incident in Alabama. As per the latest reports, Doak was also sentenced to two years of probation and a substance abuse program as part of the plea.
According to the documents reviewed by The Sun, Doak entered custody on July 29 and has a release date of November 28, 2022. He had previously told the publication he was "very concerned" with the prospects of a stint in prison.
However, a report in TMZ reveals that while the reality star will be registered as an inmate, he won’t actually be incarcerated - he will have strict rules to follow, with violations that might lead to actual jail time. Doak’s drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed as part of his plea deal and he will be placed on probation for two years after he serves his 16 months. Additionally, he is also required to complete substance abuse evaluation/ treatment. After police were called to the scene for a domestic dispute on March 15, 2019, 45-tear-old Doak and 42-year-old Shannon were arrested outside of a gas station in Alabama in connection with crack cocaine possession. The following week, both were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, listed as crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. As per reports, Doak also picked up a domestic violence charge.
The 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' star pleaded not guilty in October 2019 and was ultimately sentenced to 100 hours of community service. Additionally, she also agreed to several provisions to avoid jail time, including remaining sober.
By August 2020, shortly after admitting to having previously spent nearly $1 million on drugs for herself and Doak, Shannon was celebrating six months of sobriety. "I would say the last year of our addiction, probably a good $900,000," the TLC star confessed. "So much money was sent to our dope man. In this industry, it’s kind of crazy that until you get busted it’s okay, and I think that is the wrong way to be, but it is - it’s true,” she added.
Reps for Mama June Shannon did not immediately return our request for comment.
Who is Geno Doak?
Doak is Mama June Shannon's long-time boyfriend. The two began dating in 2017. He has a criminal history, including felony charges, for which he served time at Coastal State Prison. In 2009, he was reportedly admitted to a psychiatric facility following a suicide attempt. He is divorced and has children of his own from previous relationships.
In 2018, just after a few months of dating, he had moved in. At the time, she had said in one episode of 'Mama June: From Not to Hot', "I feel really good that I have a man that loves me and cares about me. I’ve not had the best luck with guys. Everybody’s suspicious still of Geno, but I trust him 100 per cent."
Geno had mentioned to her that he had to look for an apartment because “the lease is up and they’re going up on the rent so as much as I don’t want to, like I’m out man.” To which she said, "Well baby, there’s always room — I have tons of room at my house,"
After admitting to The Sun that he was "very concerned" about the prospect of going to prison, Doak had said, "There's no need to worry about it [for now], I'll enjoy my time while I'm out."About their drug-free journey that was "almost 17 months clean" completing the same rehab program, he had said, "We're on the same path, doing the same exact thing."