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 costs after police allegedly found an expandable steel baton, pepper spray and suspected narcotics in his truck throughout an encounter at a gasoline station, in accordance with the Burbank Police Department.
Authorities charged DeBarge with unlawful possession of a baton, illegal use of tear gasoline, unlawful possession of a managed substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to allegedly discovering medication and weapons in his automobile, officers additionally realized that DeBarge allegedly lacked a sound driver’s license, Burbank police stated.
Police stated they stopped DeBarge on the gasoline station round 3:40 a.m. after allegedly noticing expired tags on the ‘80s hitmaker’s automobile. DeBarge has posted bond and is slated to seem in court docket March 9.
A consultant for DeBarge didn’t reply Thursday to an inquiry from the Los Angeles Times.
The 61-year-old lead vocalist of Motown household act DeBarge has skilled authorized troubles earlier than. In the previous, he has been arrested and confronted cocaine possession, home violence and different costs. For greater than 20 years DeBarge lived with dependancy, 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 Times 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.”