Mark DeBarge sentenced to six months in jail

A screenshot of the group DeBarge in their video "Rhythm of the Night".

A screenshot of the group DeBarge in their video "Rhythm of the Night".

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, Last Updated: 4:46 PM ET

Singer Mark DeBarge has been sentenced to six months in jail for drug possession charges.

The star, part of '80s Motown family group DeBarge, was arrested in April with a female companion after her parole officer paid a routine visit to their suite at a Los Angeles hotel and allegedly discovered narcotics in the room.

DeBarge pleaded no contest to counts of drug possession, misdemeanour possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a fake ID earlier this week and was ordered to serve 180 days in prison.

He must also complete 30 days of community service and will spend three years on probation, according to TMZ.com.

Mark co-wrote the group's song "Stay With Me," from their 1983 album "In a Special Way," which was later covered by Mariah Carey and The Notorious B.I.G. DeBarge is also well-known for their 1985 hit song "Rhythm of the Night"

 

- With files from QMI AGENCY


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