‘Ink Master’ Contestant Tyler Nolan Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges in Florida

Tattoo artist was caught with marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and three firearms

Last Updated: June 16, 2016 @ 7:07 AM

Former “Ink Master” contestant Tyler Nolan was arrested in Florida on Monday on gun and drug possession charges.

Nolan was stopped while driving by Cocoa Beach police on Monday. Upon approaching the car, the officers smelled marijuana, which prompted a search, per TMZ.

Upon searching the car, officers found two bags of marijuana, six pills of ecstasy, and less than a gram of cocaine. They also found three firearms, including a shotgun and 900 rounds of ammo.

Nolan claimed he had the stash of weapons because he was visiting shooting ranges in the area, TMZ reported, noting that he was charged with three felonies in connection with the incident and released Wednesday on bail.

Nolan appeared on Season 6 of the Spike reality series in 2015. He made it through to episode 13 out of 16 in the tattooing competition, but was eliminated after struggling to tattoo someone with darker skin.

On Nolan’s official website, he lists himself as a specialist in “mostly Neo-Traditional, some realistic black and grey, many different forms of geometry tattoos and other various blackwork.”

In October of last year, “Ink Master” Season 4 winner Scott Marshall died of a heroin overdose in an Illinois hotel room.

Marshall’s wife Johanna said that he spent the night in a hotel near his studio after calling to say he wasn’t feeling well enough to drive home. Two police officers came to her home the next to inform her that her husband died in his sleep.