Country star Darius Rucker arrested in Tennessee on minor drug charges

On Thursday, country star Darius Rucker was charged with a minor drug charge in Tennessee.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Darius Rucker, 57, was charged with two instances of casual possessing/exchanging a controlled substance and one violation of the state’s vehicle registration law. All three charges are misdemeanours. The type of drug involved was not disclosed by the authorities.

As per People magazine, “Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities related to misdemeanor charges.”

Following his arrest by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Rucker was granted release on a bond of $10,500. The cause for Rucker’s arrest is unclear. According to TMZ, Rucker had expired tags on his car.

In 2008, Rucker—who gained fame as Hootie & the Blowfish’s lead singer—started a solo career. In October, Carolyn’s Boy, his latest album, was released. He told People that it is his first solo album in six years and that it has “very personal songs.” The album was dedicated by Rucker to his late mother Carolyn, who passed away in 1992.

In December, Rucker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was joined by his three children, Carolyn (28), Daniella (22) and Jack (18), whom he mentioned in his speech.

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