R&B crooner Chico DeBarge arrested for possession of methamphetamine
80s R&B singer Chico DeBarge has been arrested for drug possession.
DeBarge, 53, was first approached by authorities after being seen using a piece of wire to try and open an SUV parked in a Walmart parking lot.
Possession: Singer Chico DeBarge (above in 1999) was arrested for possessing methamphetamine earlier this November
His behavior prompted police to approach and search DeBarge, who was found to have meth on him.
The vehicle turned out to be his own, but he was attempting to find a way in after locking the keys inside.
Upon searching his vehicle, authorities also found drug paraphernalia.
He was booked at Burbank City jail and later released. Formal charges are pending.
Suspicious: DeBarge (in 2015 above) was first approached by authorities after being seen using a piece of wire to try and open an SUV parked in a Walmart parking lot. After being searched he was found with the substance on him
Success: DeBarge rose to fame for his 1986 hit single Talk To Me. He is pictured in 2000 above
DeBarge rose to fame for his 1986 hit single Talk To Me.
But his career was put on hold when he was sent to prison for drug trafficking in the late 80s.
In 2007, DeBarge was arrested for drug possession in California and later went to rehab.
He has been open about his struggle with substance abuse, titling his 2009 album Addiction.
Struggles: DeBarge has struggled with drugs, previously serving a prison sentence for drug trafficking in the late 80s. He was arrested for possession in 2007. Seen above in 2009