The Grammy award winning singer El DeBarge has been arrested in Los Angeles, on suspicion of possession of drugs, Los Angeles Times reports today (March 21, 2012). According to the report, LA police were carrying out and investigation near to the 101 freeway and White Oaks Avenue in Los Angeles on Monday (March 19, 2012) when they spotted El DeBarge and another man acting suspiciously.
Narcotics were reportedly discovered in an area where the singer had been standing, according to Norma Eisenman, spokeswoman for the Lapd. DeBarge's attorney, Spencer Vodnoy told reporters that he was sceptical about the charge, as he feels it was unlikely that El was selling the drugs, given his known struggles with drugs misuse. Vodnoy went on to say "The DeBarge family is very close knit and have had their struggles with substance abuse. They will do what they always have done, which is to support their sibling through this." The man that was with him at the time of arrest, Curtis Freeman, was arrested on suspicion of attempted drug possession.