*Radar Online is reporting that the 20-year-old son of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes was arrested Monday on a drug charge.
Bryson Bryant, the eldest of Nene’s two sons, was released from jail today after posting bond.
According to Channel 2 Action News, Bryant was taken into custody on March 7 while visiting another inmate at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Authorities discovered he had marijuana in his possession while conducting a warrant check, which is a common procedure done on people visiting inmates.
While undergoing the warrant check, authorities said a hit came back stating that Bryant failed to appear in court for a traffic citation. Officers stumbled across the weed in Bryant’s possession while taking him into custody.
Bryant was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to appear, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.
NeNe has taken to her Twitter account to vent about the situation.
“My head is up & held high this morning because I KNOW the parent that i’am! U hate 4 yo kids 2 make mistakes! TOUGH LOVE this morning,” said one tweet. Another stated: “Morning! I know my parenting job is NEVER DONE but TOUGH LOVE is ordered by the JUDGE! The judge in this case is ME.”
In a statement released to momlogic, Nene says “Like any parent, I am disappointed with the actions and arrest of my son, Bryson. Certainly, my husband and I will deal with this family issue in a private manner. My son is not the first young adult to experiment with marijuana, and he certainly won’t be the last. Still, as parents, this is a chance for us to have an open dialogue with him about the dangers of any substance abuse. I realize as a parent that my job is never done. And as I’ve tweeted, tough love was in order. Still, I ask that you respect our privacy during this trying time.”