El DeBarge Arrested On Weapons And Drug Charges

The singer had an unexpected run-in with police in Burbank, Calif.

Singer El DeBarge was arrested on weapons- and drug-related charges after a run-in with cops at a gas station in Burbank, Calif. on Sunday (Jan. 8).

According to TMZ, a Burbank Police Department officer noticed the “Rhythm of the Night” singer’s expired vehicle tags at a local gas station in the early hours of the morning. Police also observed that he had an expandable metal baton in plain sight in his car.

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The baton is an illegal weapon and prompted cops to search the vehicle, where they allegedly found pepper spray and narcotics, which they believed to be heroin. DeBarge also did not have a valid driver’s license.

He was arrested and booked on charges including possession of a leaded cane or baton, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

DeBarge posted a $25,000 bond and is due in court in March 2023.

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