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El Debarge

I Was WRONGLY Accused

... I'm No Drug Dealer

3/23/2012 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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El DeBarge says cops made a huge mistake when they arrested him for drug possession this week ... but he and the rest of his family are EXTREMELY relieved to hear prosecutors won't be pressing charges. 

TMZ spoke with Spencer Vodnoy, a lawyer for the DeBarge family, who tells us, "The family said they were relieved to hear that no charges will be filed against El."

He adds, "A the end of the day the truth appears to have prevailed and I am sure he will be getting back to work on his career, his health and happiness."

As we previously reported, El was arrested in L.A. on Tuesday for coke possession with intent to sell ... but officials later dropped the case claiming there was not enough evidence to prove the singer did anything wrong.

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INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Linds wants to know what happened to the leftover coke.

944 days ago
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dd    

Good for you El!

944 days ago
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3Storms    

Possession doesn't mean dealing. It only means he was arrested with it on him. And that means cops had to physicallyfind it on him to arrest him for it.

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He got off for the same reason other celebs get off: the justice system is a joke

944 days ago
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whatevs    

"...and I am sure he will be getting back to work on his career, his health and happiness."
...and more cocaine! ...and before you know it, his "health and happiness" will be a thing of the past, and his family will be SO PROUD of him. Druggie.

944 days ago
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chaz lane    

well, still a user so still a loser.

944 days ago
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who cares    

So he is saying he is a drug addict just not a drug dealer. So I am curious what happened to the other guy. Why doesn't TMZ try to find him???

944 days ago
7.

Kerrigan    

Maybe he supplied Whitney with the drugs. eh? eh?

944 days ago
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Scatmann    

Just might have used up the last of his chances... How many times does the gun have to go off before you hear the warning shot?

944 days ago
9.

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944 days ago
10.

boner    

Your running out of customers, Whitneys dead,Winehouse dead,
Lohan next then you hahahahahaha.

944 days ago
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Ajalyn    

Prosecutor: He threw the coke up under the car so we can't prosecute because we can't prove anything!

*sneaky Eldra*

944 days ago
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1    

He looks like a South American porn star.

944 days ago
13.

Michael Knows Better    

DeBarge was big back in the day [80's]. Sure he did his share of snow as did the entire party world. No reason for him to be "dealing" at this age. While no big fan, he was big stuff during an era that will never be duplicated...

944 days ago
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1    

You never know. He may overdose.

944 days ago
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NYC135    

You got arrested 3 times so far for drugs...that's makes you a drug dealer you *******...lmaooooooo

944 days ago
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