Darius Rucker Arrested In Tennessee

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Hootie & The Blowfish frontman-turned-country singer, Darius Rucker, has been arrested in Nashville for minor drug possession.

TMZ first broke the news of Darius Rucker‘s arrest, saying that the singer was taken into custody Thursday (February 1) in Williamson County, Tennessee, and faces three misdemeanor charges.

One of those charges was reported to be due to expired tags on his car. The other two minor charges are for simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance. TMZ reports that Rucker was only in police custody for an hour before he posted bail and was released.

Arrest records show his offense defined as “simple possession/casual exchange.” The charge is considered the “lowest drug charge in Tennessee, and is used in cases where a defendant is found with illegal drugs in their possession, but no evidence that they might be dealing, delivering, or manufacturing.”

This is a developing story.

Darius Rucker's mug shot
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

Darius Rucker’s arrest makes him the latest country star to find himself in trouble with the law.

In September, country newcomer and rising star Zach Bryan was arrested in Oklahoma for “obstruction of investigation,” a misdemeanor. The singer was booked into the county jail and arrested a few hours later.

In a message posted to social media, Bryan detailed the incident, saying:

“Today I had an incident with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Emotions got the best of me and I was out of line in the things I said,” Bryan wrote, adding that he supports law enforcement and was caught in a moment of frustration. “It was unlike me and I apologize. They brought me to jail, and there is a mug shot of me floating around. Prayers we can all move on from this and prayers people know I’m just trying the best I can, I love you guys and I am truly sorry to the officers.”

Craig County Sheriff’s Office

More recently, on January 22, Opry member and singer Chris Young was arrested “after he allegedly engaged officers as they completed a compliance check at a bar in Midtown Nashville.” Read more about Chris Young’s arrest HERE.

Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Joe Don Rooney, Morgan Wallen, Sam Hunt and more have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Read more about their arrests HERE.