El DeBarge Busted on Drug Charge

Former DeBarge frontman El DeBarge is serving time behind bars following an encounter with police in Los Angeles.

According to reports, the R&B crooner (born Patrick Eldra DeBarge) was charged with possession of a controlled substance after his arrest on Monday (October 27).

The incident marks another setback for DeBarge, who was arrested and jailed earlier this month after two warrants for his arrest were discovered by authorities.

The singer was charged with several offenses last year, including vandalism, drugs and domestic violence.

Prior to his legal troubles, El DeBarge emerged as a fixture on the ‘80s R&B scene as the lead singer of DeBarge.

The group - which was comprised of the vocalist's brothers Mark , James and Randy and sister Bunny - were known for a string of pop and R&B hits that included “All This Love,” “Love Me in a Special Way” and “I Like It.”

As a solo artist, El DeBarge is best known for the 1985 hit “Rhythm of the Night,” which was a hit single taken from The Last Dragon soundtrack.

El Debarge is also known for his 1986 hit “Who’s Johnny” as well as "Secret Garden," his 1990 collaboration with Quincy Jones, Barry White, Al B. Sure! and James Ingram.

Over the years, music from the crooner and the DeBarge family has been sampled by various rappers, which include the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur and AZ.

He has also worked with rappers like Warren G., DJ Quik and others.

El DeBarge is currently being held without bail.

He is due in court on today (October 28).