Police: Singer El DeBarge booked for possession
March 21st, 2012
01:06 PM ET

Police: Singer El DeBarge booked for possession

Singer El DeBarge was booked on Monday for alleged possession of drugs with an intent to sell, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told CNN.

According to the police, the three-time Grammy-nominee was one of two suspects arrested after narcotics were recovered near Los Angeles’ White Oak Avenue and the 101 Freeway.

DeBarge's bail was set at $30,000, police said. The second suspect,  Curtis Freeman, was booked for attempted possession. His bail was set at $10,000.

These latest charges weren't DeBarge’s first run-in with the law. He has been charged several times since he was placed on probation in 2001 for cocaine possession.

The “Rhythm of the Night” singer was spotted embracing Whitney Houston at a Hollywood nightclub days before Houston’s death on February 11, according to TMZ.

DeBarge also made an appearance at the 54th Grammy Awards on February 12.


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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. gahh

    WHO?

    March 27, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. SKY

    BIRDS KNOW WHEN TO MIGRATE YET HUMANS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO RESPECT GOD OR EACH OTHER
    PIGEON BIRDS ARE LOYAL TO THEIR MATE AND YET HUMAN CHEAT ON THEIR MATE....
    IT WILL TAKE A GOD TO ROOT OUT HATRED OF HUMANKIND..

    March 24, 2012 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ghost of George Washington

    To: GODCHILD
    there has never been evidence of your kind having grand kingdoms in Africa, Egypt was never yours, and frankly darks come from chimps and still have wild animal instincts and features in their blood. So please stop with all this false propaganda of WHITES coming from chimp DNA... XD Whites do not have chimp features. BLACKS imitate what the WHITE man does in his own image. XD

    March 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Redd Neckerson

    @godchild: i like lots of people. just not you. if it wasn't for the white man, the rest of you would still be in the jungle. just sayin'

    March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. ms liza

    I see ignorance is live and well. prayers to all who are fighting with the demons to stay clean. im sure its challenging but strong faith and beliefs can help. not a recovering anything but have seen many breakthroughs!

    March 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Muddywolf

    Maybe he'll sing in court, "Ooh I Like It" or "I had some problems, and no one seemed to solve them ..." Seriously, it's a shame that someone with his talent would fall so low. Straighten up dude, you're not a kid anymore.

    March 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Redd Neckerson

    cheryl u don't know nuthin. them d@rkies is the root of all that,s evil. that skin color is the mark of Cain. the first man to commit murder.

    March 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • God child

      Redd you need a lot of help. There is no where in the bible where it says that Cain was black. If you look through history whites have did more killing and mistreatment toward other races then any onther race in this world. If the truth be told maybe the white race come form the line of Cain. If Cain was black that mean his parents and his siblings were black which means you came from blacks. I bet this bit of information just made your day. Please pray and ask GOD to remove the hatered you have toward his children. Race doesn't matter to God, so why does it matter to you.? We are all humans made in the image of GOD, so if you don't liike one of his many of colors then you don't like him.

      March 22, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. SaraJones

    El Debarge is a legendary, amazing songwriter, and quite frankly-a musical genious. His ballads are some of the prettiest r&b love songs ever written, especially "All This Love". The r&b ballads of today still can't come close to the songs he created more than 20 years ago. I truly wish him a healthy recovery.
    Keep your head up El, we still love you, and get back on that stage as soon as possible!

    March 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SKY

    FACT: DRUGS WITH THE INTENT TO SELL...THIS IS A CRIMINAL-
    DRUGS DEALER DON'T YOU KNOW THE POLICE HAS THE RIGHT TO TAP YOUR PHONES,
    AND EVEN READ YOUR TEXT MESSAGES?
    NOW I HAVE TO PRAYER FOR THIS MAN.....I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE HIS OWN PRAYER.
    BUT I DO HAVE A PRAYER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WORK A HONEST JOB, AND THOSE
    WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED BUT STILL LOOKING FOR HONEST WORK AND WILL NOT STOOP
    TO THE DOG LEVEL AND SELL POISON TO OUR NEIGHBORS.

    March 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cheryl

    I would let that j!ggaboo drill me up my poop chute. His knuckles drag when he walks but I don't care. I like to gobble his tiny schlong even though he's gay.

    March 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ghost of George Washington

    Another American citizen ape gone awry, who can't handle finances, then wants to hustle like the 80's. Good example for the New World Order. Illuminati – 1, Apes – 0.
    XD

    March 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 9 toes

    I hope he will be ok.

    March 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Redd Neckerson

    big deal. another d@rkie goes to jail for drugs. c ya. don't drop the soap!

    March 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheryl

      In response to Redd Neckerson you are so ignorant. Those ignorant remarks is the reason why this world is so unstable

      March 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bob

    El Debarge like to take big black meat sticks up the poop chute.
    And he sucks.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Birdia

    Father God in the precious name of Jesus Christ, First i want to thank you for El Debarge, and his Family. Father i ask that you be with him, his Family, Friends, and Love ones in this time of trouble in his life. Father God this is your Grown Adult Child that is in need right now. Father please be with him, and meet his every need, be with his family, and any, and everyone around him, any one that has anything to do with him. Bless, keep, and help him to make the right dessions in his life, put the right people in his life to help him,and keep him in your loving arms this i Pray in Jesus name Amen.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • 9 toes

      Amen. Plus most of it should be decriminalized, then taxed like alcohol and tobacco. The $ raised could be used to help the poor and for those with abuse problems.

      March 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Camille Anderson,Detroit,Michigan

    CNN TJ is right this isn't funny but most of your bloggers that don't know anything about him will say hateful cowardly anonymous things about this man.If you do know who he and his talented family is then please send them some positive energy to them.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  17. TJ

    This is sad news. I saw his family featured on TV One's UNSUNG and didn't realize they lived through a lot of abuse and so many of them chose drugs as a way to cope. This is not a laughing matter. We are losing our talented artists as well as friends/family from this heartless disease. My prayers go out to Mr. DeBarge and all of his family and for anyone struggling with the disease of addiction. I pray in Jesus' name that he will find his way to sobriety and peace. He's a talented brother we can't afford to lose. To God be the Glory!

    March 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ?

    Mix the cocaine powder with the pro tools, whip it.

    March 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Rez

    Most of us in LA have resorted to selling drugs. There is nothing paying over minimum wage that doesnt require you to sell your body or soul.

    March 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason H,

      I love the link from the Yahoo home page. It said "El DeBarge's Charges" It has a nice ring to it.

      March 22, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |

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