R&B singer El DeBarge strikes a variety of poses outside Tru nightclub in Hollywood. (Feb. 10, 2012)

*El DeBarge was arrested for drug possession in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and authorities reportedly suspect that he was trying to sell them as well, reports TMZ.

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At 2 p.m., police officers in Encino, CA observed him participating in what appeared to be a drug deal with another man near the 101 Freeway, according to TMZ.

DeBarge was arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to sell. It’s the 3rd time El has been arrested for drug possession since 2001.

He was taken to a nearby jail where he was booked and released on $30k bail. El is due back in court next month.

El’s brother James is currently serving time behind bars after being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and drug charges.