By now, it’s no secret that rising Chicago punks the Orwells are just a bunch of teens with a penchant for partying. Unfortunately, it looks like the group’s underage debauchery has finally caught up with one member of the band.
Lead singer Mario Cuomo, 19, was arrested Oct. 5 in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, along with his younger brother and father. Armed with a warrant, police searched the Cuomo home and seized marijuana, several Adderall pills and a variety of unspecified drug paraphernalia. Mario was ultimately charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance for the Adderall. Who knew ADD meds could get you in such a jam?
Several firearms were also taken from the home, and Mario’s father Dominick was arrested for failure to produce a firearms owner’s identification card. Both Mario and his father were released on bail, while younger brother Francis was transported to a local jail.
Looks like the charges weren’t enough to sideline the band; the Orwells are currently in New York City for a slew of previously scheduled CMJ showcase appearances. Check out Mario’s mugshot, posted on Elmhurst media outlet My Suburban Life (now that’s funny!), and watch the Orwells’ video for “Halloween All Year” below.