This one comes from TMZ
Posted Oct 27th 2008 9:05AM by TMZ Staff
'80's pop star El DeBarge was popped again -- this time allegedly for possession of a controlled substance.TMZ has learned the singer was arrested in L.A. earlier this month, and locked up after cops discovered two warrants for his arrest.El DeBarge -- real name Patrick Eldra DeBarge -- was nailed on several charges last year, ranging from vandalism to drugs and domestic violence. Patrick is being held without bail and is due back in court tomorrow.
The pop star was just sentenced to two years in state prison -- starting right this second. Authorities are currently taking him to California State Prison in Lancaster where he will immediately begin his sentence.The judge decided his conduct during the drug bust earlier this month -- in which DeBarge was allegedly found with crack cocaine on his person -- was enough to violate the probation he was on from a drug case in 2007.
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