Following a stint in rehab last year, singer El DeBarge has once again been caught with drugs in his possession.

According to TMZ, the R&B crooner — who has dealt with substance abuse issues in the past — was arrested in L.A. yesterday for drug possession, and cops suspect he may have even been trying to sell the stuff!

El was popped around 2 PM in Encino, CA … after LAPD officers observed him participating in what appeared to be a drug deal with another man near the 101 Freeway.

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

Sounds like El is slowly getting back to his old ways. We hope he get his sh*t together…

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