R&B singer El DeBarge was arrested for allegedly possessing drugs and a weapon. According to TMZ, he was initially questioned by police on Sunday Jaunary 08, 2023, at a Burbank gas station in California for expired tags but they spotted a metal baton inside his vehicle as well.
Once police saw the baton, they decided to do a full vehicle search, which yielded a finding of alleged illegal substances. Since the baton is considered to be an illegal weapon in California, it prompted police to further search the vehicle, which is when they allegedly found pepper spray and suspected narcotics.
They also discovered that DeBarge did not have a valid driver’s license. The singer was arrested and booked on several charges which included possession of a leaded cane or baton, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Law enforcement told TMZ they believe the narcotic to be heroin.
DeBarge was apparently arrested at 3:40 a.m. on Sunday morning and was able to post a $25K bond and will return for court in March.
This isn’t the first run-in DeBarge has had with law enforcement. He had been previously arrested for drug offenses. DeBarge was sentenced to two years in state prison in 2008 for charges stemming from narcotics.
Back in 2012, DeBarge was arrested in Encino, California for possession for sale of narcotics. The year before, he received professional help and entered rehab causing the cancellation of his tour.
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