Singer El DeBarge was reportedly arrested for drug and weapon possession, as reported by TMZ. According to the outlet, the 61-year-old allegedly had a run-in with authorities at a gas station early Sunday morning.
'Rhythm of the Night' singer, El DeBarge got busted in the middle of the night … after cops say they found a weapon and drugs in his truck. https://t.co/LJB1ZvSm2q
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 10, 2023
Cops Arrested El DeBarge Around 3:40 A.M. Sunday Morning
According to the Burbank Police Department, authorities arrested the 61-year-old early Sunday morning. They add that the singer wasn’t pulled over because he was already stopped at a gas station.
The officers noticed that his vehicle had expired tags. And say that when they approached the vehicle, they noticed an “expandable metal baton in plain sight.”
The baton is considered an illegal weapon, which prompted the officers to further search the vehicle. Then, they allegedly found pepper spray and “suspected narcotics.”
Authorities also learned that DeBarge did not possess a valid driver’s license.
El DeBarge Was Booked On Multiple Charges
According to the outlet, the 61-year-old was arrested and booked on multiple charges. The charges include “possession of a leaded cane or baton, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.”
TMZ added that authorities believe the “suspected” narcotic is heroin.
The outlet reported that DeBarge posted his $25,000 bail. And is due back in court in March.
The Singer Was Previously Arrested In 2018
This incident is not DeBarge’s first run-in with the law. In 2018, the singer was arrested for using a wrench to wreck a man’s windshield. According to TMZ, DeBarge got into a heated argument in San Fernando Valley. And chased a man out of a house.
When the man retreated to a nearby RV, DeBarge followed him with a wrench. And smashed it into the vehicle’s windshield.
The singer was then arrested for felony vandalism. And spent a night in jail before posting his $20,000 bail.
El DeBarge Arrested in L.A. for Felony Vandalism: "Rhythm of the Night" singer El DeBarge took matters into his own hands, and cops busted him for taking a wrench to some guy's windshield … according to law enforcement sources. Law enforcement sources… https://t.co/5TKT5ijKuR pic.twitter.com/n5rz6vpI6n
— News by Amanda (@amandasome) July 17, 2018
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