Darius Rucker Arrested on Misdemeanor Drug Charges
Darius Rucker was arrested today (Feb. 1) in Tennessee on two misdemeanor drug charges.
Per TMZ, Rucker’s two drug charges are for “simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance.” Rucker was also booked on one charge of breaking the state’s vehicle registration law for letting his license plate tags expire.
The country star was brought in by local Williamson County, Tenn. authorities around noon CT. Page Six reports he was released shortly after posting $10,500 bail. It is unknown what incident led to Rucker’s arrest.
Mark Puryear, Rucker’s attorney, told TMZ, “Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities related to misdemeanor charges.”
Darius Rucker Arrested for Minor Drug Offense in Tennessee | Click to read more 👇 https://t.co/mMK8lr11JM— TMZ (@TMZ) February 1, 2024
Rucker isn’t one to garner controversial headlines, especially of a legal nature. His brushes with anything in the realm of controversy are very few and far between. In June 2020, he released a statement in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. In the statement, he shared how he experienced racism “from kindergarten to the life I live today.”
Two months later, he told Beasley Media Group’s Nancy Brooks about how many people in the country music world reached out to him because of his statement.
“They didn’t call me to ask me to exonerate them or anything,” said Rucker. “They called me to talk about it and wanted to know what I thought and really were honest and straight up and said some things that I don’t think they ever thought they would say to me. And it was something that really, for me was heartwarming because I realized this is really making a difference.”
In July 2020, Rucker announced he and wife Beth Leonard were getting a divorce. The split was rather uneventful. In a November 2023 interview with Apple Music, Rucker said of Leonard, “I always say, (my ex-wife) is a saint. She’s an amazing human being, and she’s a great mom, and we get through life.”