R&B singer El DeBarge was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of drug possession with intent to sell, according to Los Angeles police.
TMZ reports he was arrested in Encino, released on $30,000 bond and has a court date next month.
Update 3/23: DeBarge will not face drug charges after all. According to D.A. documents, the case was rejected due to insufficient evidence.
The arrest is a setback for DeBarge, reports the Los Angeles Times, who has been trying to clean up his act. Once the lead singer of the popular '80s Motown family group DeBarge, he transitioned that early success into a solo career. But his addiction has gotten in the way, along with legal troubles including arrests on cocaine possession and domestic violence charges.
His dependence on heroin and crack landed him in prison, where he spent 13 months before his release in 2009.