According to reports, singer Chico DeBarge was arrested in November for drug possession.
Chico was a member of the DeBarge family pop group of the 1980s, and also enjoyed a solo career.
Chico, 53, was reportedly arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Burbank, California. The cops saw him trying to get into his own SUV using a wire hanger. They assumed he was trying to get into the vehicle and searched it, finding methamphetamine in their pockets and drug paraphernalia.
DeBarge was reserved and released; there are pending formal charges, according to the TMZ breaking news media.
There is a long history of drug problems in the DeBarge family.
Chico's brother, Bobby DeBarge, was sentenced to five years in prison for drug trafficking in 1988.
The DeBarge was also arrested for possession of cocaine, and was arrested for possession of crack and sentenced to two years in a state prison in 2008.