January 22, 2017  

El DeBarge Escapes Charges From Drug Possession Arrest

March 23, 2012 (2:54 am) GMT
The 'Rhythm of the Night' singer gets off the hook after being busted for possession of narcotics with intent to sell because there was 'insufficient evidence' to charge him.
El DeBarge

Days after being arrested for drug possession, can breathe a little easier. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, said Thursday, March 22 that no charges will be filed against the lead singer of DeBarge because there was "insufficient evidence" in his case.

The "Rhythm of the Night" singer was busted in Encino, California on suspicion of possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Undercover narcotics officers spotted him and another man in what seemed to be a drug deal near White Oak Avenue and the 101 Freeway at around 2 P.M. Monday, March 19.

TMZ reported that when the police searched the two men, they found nothing. They, however, discovered a bag of rock cocaine hidden under a nearby car. According to the gossip site, the other man involved insisted that he was there to buy the drugs from DeBarge. The singer, however, denied the accusation. He was released on a $30,000 bail.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Watch Barden Bellas Dance in 'Pitch Perfect 3' Behind-the-Scenes Video
  2. James Marsden Is Under Consideration to Join 'Green Lantern Corps' as Hal Jordan
  3. Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
  4. The Weeknd Reunites With Selena Gomez at a Club After Running Into Ex Bella Hadid
  5. 'The Lost City of Z' Gets New International Trailer
  6. Peter Dinklage's New Red Hair May Hint at His 'Avengers: Infinity War' Role
  7. Future Enjoys Lavish Getaway in Dubai in New Video for 'Poppin' Tags'
  8. James Cameron and 'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller Team Up for New 'Terminator' Movie