George Busted For Drugs

Boy George was arrested early October 7th for suspicion of drug possession and making a fake police report; he is accused of calling 911 and falsely claiming his New York City apartment had been burglarized.

His lawyer, Lou Freeman, denies that drugs found by police belonged to the singer.

“It was a small amount of drugs,” Freeman told the New York Post. “He does not know where it came from. He’s had a lot of people in his house.”

Officers arrived at George’s apartment at around 3 a.m. and discovered a small amount of cocaine next to a computer, police said. After further investigation, authorities reportedly found 13 baggies of cocaine.

When George called 911 to report burglary, police arrived to find no signs of a break-in, the Post said.

The singer was released October 8th without bail after being charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance – allegedly more than an eighth of an ounce of cocaine – according to Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

George is scheduled to return to court December 19th.

This is not the first time the singer has had a run-in with the law. In 1986, he was convicted of heroin possession in England. Two of his friends overdosed in the incident and he was forced into a rehabilitation program.

George’s band, Culture Club, disintegrated a year later.