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El DeBarge Arrested for Drug Possession

Police believe singer had intent to sell narcotics

March 21, 2012 12:20 PM ET
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El DeBarge attends the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
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R&B star El DeBarge was arrested on Monday for possession of narcotics with intent to sell, a representative for the Los Angeles Police Department tells Rolling Stone.

The arrest, which was first reported by TMZ, went down just before 5 p.m. in Encino, California on March 19th. DeBarge was apprehended by two West Valley officers who interrupted what appeared to be a hand-to-hand narcotics transaction. The officers detained the two suspects and recovered narcotics from under the car where DeBarge was standing.

DeBarge was booked and later released on $30,000 bail. This is the third time the singer has been arrested for drug possession since 2001.

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