El DeBarge arrested on suspicion of drug and weapons possession

Police arrested Grammy-winning musician Eldra “El” DeBarge on Sunday in Burbank on suspicion of drug and weapons possession.

The “Rhythm of the Night” singer was detained and confronted 4 separate drug and weapons fees after police allegedly found an expandable metallic baton, pepper spray and suspected narcotics in his truck throughout an encounter at a fuel station, based on the Burbank Police Division through Entertainment Weekly.

Authorities charged DeBarge with unlawful possession of a baton, illegal use of tear fuel, unlawful possession of a managed substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Along with allegedly discovering medicine and weapons in his automotive, officers additionally discovered that DeBarge allegedly lacked a legitimate driver’s license, Burbank police instructed EW.

Police stated they stopped DeBarge on the fuel station round 3:40 a.m. after allegedly noticing expired tags on the ‘80s hitmaker’s car. Per EW, DeBarge has posted bond and is slated to look in court docket March 9.

Representatives for DeBarge and the Burbank Police Division didn’t instantly reply Thursday to the Los Angeles Instances’ requests for remark.

The 61-year-old lead vocalist of Motown household act DeBarge has skilled authorized troubles earlier than. Up to now, he has been arrested and confronted cocaine possession, home violence and different fees. For greater than 20 years DeBarge lived with habit, and he has been vocal about his struggles with drug use.

“The whole time I was locked in my drug addiction, I never stopped praying. I was never ashamed because I was doing drugs … I knew I needed help,” DeBarge instructed The Instances in 2010.

“I said, ‘God you’ve gotta get me off of this, I need you … I need you.’ He saw fit to rescue me by having me sit down in a California state penitentiary for 13 months to get myself together. That was my rescue.”