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El DeBarge

Off the Hook After Drug Arrest

3/22/2012 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Rhythm of the Night" singer El DeBarge is in the clear after he was arrested for drug possession this week -- because the L.A. County D.A. has declined to file charges.

According to official D.A. documents, the case was rejected due to insufficient evidence.

TMZ broke the story ... DeBarge was arrested on Tuesday for felony possession of narcotics with intent to sell -- the singer's third drug arrest since 2001.

According to the docs, police officers noticed DeBarge and another man speaking on the street -- and for some reason, decided to search them ... without giving a reason why.

After searching them and coming up with nothing -- cops claim they perused the surrounding area ... and found a baggie of rock cocaine hidden under a nearby car.

The other man insisted he was there to buy the rock from DeBarge -- but DeBarge denied the accusation ... and the D.A. decided there wasn't enough evidence to make the charge stick.

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Pudding Tang    

he lucked out this time, now they'll be watching his every move and get him for something significantly bigger

894 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

so lucky

894 days ago
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Mis    

..........no clue who he is.

894 days ago
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Hel    

OMG the long island medium 'powder blue' hue of your front page makes me want to buy crack from debarge!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH WRONG WRONG WRONG

894 days ago
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HowardAudrey    

my classmate's mother makes $84/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site CashLazy.com

894 days ago
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PJ White    

Just because YOU have never heard of him doesn't make him a "Nobody". The world of celebrity doesn't start and end with YOUR world. With that said though...I fear that one of the next stories will be in the vain of so many ex-musicians who succombed to addiction.

894 days ago
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northern gypsy    

wow...he's got horse shoes up his a$$ !!!
take this a sign to come clean and wise up...

894 days ago
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me    

Mis, he aint Bieber! Google sh@t sometimes you might actually learn something

894 days ago
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3Storms    

Surprise another celeb got away with crime.

894 days ago
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Fed Up    

Only a black man could be talking on the street in a city of 4 million people and be illegally searched,and be told property found no where near him is his and be arrested. The cops didnt even provide a reason why he was searched. El could afford a lawyer thats why the charges were dropped. A poor black man wouldve been charged. Shame on the lapd and shame on america. THe japanese are killing us because they have a homogeneous society where there is no racism. The US will continue to fall because of this cave man like racist behavior that destroys a good part of its population.

894 days ago
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Joao    

"L.A. County D.A. has declined to file charges. According to official D.A. do***ents, the case was rejected due to insufficient evidence."

SURPRISE!!!! [hope not]

The cops watch a drug deal go down, there just HAPPENS to be a rock of crack cocaine [stashed] under the car. Now close your eyes and imagine the same two guys and no celebrity or an attorney. Now open them. The guys are in jail contrary to the supposed overcrowdedness. Right?

894 days ago
12.

Hey Now    

That was a bad arrest, but he needs some help. I loved them when I was a kid. I hope he can get clean.

894 days ago
13.

harv    

Everybody knows this guy is a crack head, he did more drugs than Whitney Houston and still can sing like he did when he was young.

894 days ago
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Hannibal173    

Mis says she doesn't know who he is. That's because she is a kid and has no ideal about what good music is.

894 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

SMDH. This boys and girls is how black men live. Believe it or not black men are illegally search CONSTANTLY and are often convicted of crimes despite the illegal search.

894 days ago
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