Hootie And The Blowfish’s Darius Rucker Just Got Arrested On Drug Charges

Darius Rucker, the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish and a country music star, was detained in the Middle Tennessee region on February 1 for minor drug charges.

The Williamson County’s Mobile Patrol Public Safety app also provided details about the detention, including Rucker’s booking photo. As stated in a report, Rucker’s attorney, Mark Puryear, asserted:

“Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities regarding misdemeanor charges.”

What Caused His Arrest?

The 57-year-old musician was arrested on two charges related to the simple possession or casual exchange of a controlled substance and an additional charge for violating Tennessee’s vehicle registration law, as confirmed by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

Though the substances he carried remained unidentified, it was later revealed by Taste of Country that Rucker was found in possession of Psilocin during his arrest, a component of magic mushrooms.

The reason behind Rucker’s arrest remains unclear. TMZ reported that law enforcement mentioned expired tags on his car as the alleged cause for Rucker’s arrest.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office detained Rucker and formally charged him with the three misdemeanors. After posting a $10,500 bond, the country star was released and is currently not in custody.