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“Hootie & The Blowfish’ and country singer Darius Rucker has been arrested for a drug offense.

It took place Thursday morning in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Minor Charges

Rucker was arrested for a minor drug offense and booked on three separate misdemeanor charges, according to law enforcement records.

Yahoo News reports, “The country singer was taken into custody on Thursday, February 1, 2023, at around 10 am. Williamson County Sheriff’s Department booked the singer and he posed for a mugshot.”

The story continued:

It’s unclear what led up to the arrest, but the musician was arrested on two counts of “simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance” and on violation of the state’s vehicle registration law. The vehicle charge is related to having expired tags on the vehicle he was traveling in.

An hour later, the singer was bonded out and released from custody. 

A Known Partier in His Younger Days

To date, no other information has been released.

Rucker’s famous band in his younger days, Hootie & the Blowfish, were well known partiers.

Rucker once told the Los Angeles Times, “Doing drugs and drinking every night — I’ve done that,”

But once he became a father a husband, Rucker acknowledged that “it’s just not how I want to live anymore.”

Darius Rucker’s 2008 song “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” peaked at number one on Hot Country Songs chart, making it the first song by a Black country artist to do so since Charley Pride in 1983.