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Pointer Sister

Arrested for Drugs in L.A.

11/18/2011 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bonnie Pointer arrested
Bonnie Pointer -- a founding member of the famous Pointer Sisters singing group -- was arrested early this morning in Los Angeles for possession of a controlled substance ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement, 61-year-old Pointer was busted for felony possession of a controlled substance at 12:39 AM and hauled to a nearby station-- where she was booked and held on $10,000 bail. Pointer was released from custody around 4:30 AM.

The Pointer Sisters were HUGE in the '70s and '80s -- churning out hits like "Slow Hand" and "Neutron Dance."

TMZ shot footage of Bonnie in L.A. last weekend -- in which the singer revealed her sister Anita is fighting cancer. Bonnie appeared loopy and out of it.

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10:00AM PT  Sources close to Anita Pointer tell us she is fine -- she does NOT have cancer. By the way, Bonnie left the Pointer Sisters in the late 70s to pursue a solo career.

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fstblk    

Post when you get the news not before.

978 days ago
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Kari    

Yow--this Bonnie--talk about looking rode hard and put away wet!

978 days ago
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hmmmm    

I love the pointer sisters

978 days ago
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PRO US    

One of the biggest industries in California is the Entertainment Industry which includes TV shows, movies and music videos, mp3's etc. It is a multi billion dollar industry. Most of the higher ups in the industry are on drugs and drink to excess. California has to protect its cash cow Entertainment Industry. So any celebrity or bigwig in the Entertainment Industry who is arrested for doing drugs or driving drunk or stoned will just take some classes and will plead "no contest", not admitting guilt, and have their record expunged like it never happened unless they do it so often that it can't be expunged in which case they will get house arrest or be released after a few hours processing themselves into a jail due to jail overcrowding. No rich drunk or stoned defendant in California, especially if they are in the Entertainment Industry, will ever do serious time in prison, ever.

The system is corrupt. One type of enforcement for the poor or regular working or middle class, and another totally different type of non-enforcement for the rich, famous and/or powerful. We all know it's true. Eventually, the people at large will get fed up with the immorality and the inequity of the system and act to change the system. The Occupy Movements are derided and have their flaws and faults, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. Eventually, there will be a system that has more or less equal quality and levels of justice for all citizens, whether they be rich and famous, or poor or working class or middle class.

978 days ago
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Jack Kouff    

Please do your research! Though Bonnie Pointer was a founding member of The Pointer Sisters, she left group in 1977 for a unsuccessful solo career way before the group hit it big. She never return to the group either. From 1977, through the early 90's the group consist of Ruth Pointer, Anita Pointer and June Pointer. So your reference to Slow Hand (1981) and Neutron Dance (1984) was produced years after she left!

978 days ago
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Marie    

Ewwwww...she looks like one of the zombie in walking dead.

978 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

cocaine is a hella of a drug

978 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

Sixty-one freakin' years old and she's still doing drugs...and stupid enough to get arrested with them? Just plain stupid all around.

978 days ago
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kronenburg    

The most success Bonnie ever had outside of the Pointer Sisters was with a late 70s re-make disco song, "Heaven In Your Arms." She wasn't part of the Sisters when they hit it really big in the 1980s.

Wasn't Bonnie supposed to go on Celebrity Rehab last year? Looks like she missed an opportunity.

978 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

A lil ka-kane

977 days ago
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stu    

She & Patti Labelle r wacked! U dig me?

977 days ago
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Lisa    

Somehow how the crackhead Pointer Sisters got a booking to perform at the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot this year. I refused to go and contribute even a dime to their drug habits.

977 days ago
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juden    

She's like the black version of Anna Nicole (in this video).

977 days ago
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Star Whacker    

Dead Woman Walking!!! 'Cmon Hollywood Star Whackers...put her out of her misery. Crack, crack, WHACK!!!

977 days ago
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ITUS    

u can see the drip in her nose

977 days ago
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