El DeBarge has been detained at a petrol station in Burbank, California, and charged with being under the influence of drugs and possessing a handgun.
The incident happened early on Sunday morning (January 8), according to a report from TM<strong>Dr. Dre Threatens to Take Legal Action Against Majorie Taylor Greene For Tweeting “Still Dre”</strong>Z on Tuesday (January 10). Officers passing by noticed the singer’s car’s expired tags. They claimed to have seen an extendable metal baton in the car when they got closer.
Because the baton was an unlawful weapon, authorities searched the car and discovered “suspected narcotics” and pepper spray, according to reports. The singer allegedly did not possess a current driver’s license.
El DeBarge was detained and charged with possessing a controlled narcotic, a leaded cane or baton, and drug paraphernalia. Police suspect the drug is heroin, but this hasn’t been proved, the report states.
However, the “Lay With You” singer didn’t spend much time in jail before being freed after posting the $25,000 bond. In March, he will be back in court.
The troubled musician has been arrested before in recent years. He was charged with criminal vandalism in 2018 for reportedly smashing someone’s windshield with a wrench during an altercation.
DeBarge was detained in Los Angeles in 2012 for cocaine possession with the intent to sell after LAPD officers saw him engaging in what seemed to be a drug transaction with another guy close to the 101 Freeway. He avoided going to jail in this case by posting his $30,000 bond and getting released.
The musician, previously spent 13 months in prison after being detained in 2008 for possessing crack and drug paraphernalia. The charges were against him in violation of the conditions of his probation for a comparable drug possession offense in 2006.
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