El DeBarge, the singer of “Rhythm of the Night,” was detained following a run-in with the law at a gas station.
According to TMZ, the musician was placed in handcuffs about 3:40 AM on January 8 after police officers who spotted him stop at a gas station and noted his expired tags alerted them to his presence.
It was reported that when they got close, they noticed a visible expandable metal baton in El’s car.
Police searched the car further after realising the baton was an illegal weapon, finding pepper spray and what they believe to be drugs.
The singer who is accused of also not having a valid driver’s license, was arrested and booked on several charges including possession of a leaded cane or baton, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The drug discovered in his car is suspected to be heroin. DeBarge has already posted $25K bond and is due back in court in March.