R&B sensation El DeBarge was arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles Wednesday, and it's not the first time.

The Rhythm of the Night singer was nabbed during an apparent drug deal near the 101 freeway in Encino, Calif. According to TMZ, DeBarge was arrested for possession with intent to sell. It is not clear what type of substance he had in his possession.

This is DeBarge's third drug-related arrest since 2001. His brother James is currently incarcerated for drug charges and assault with a deadly weapon.

DeBarge was seen with Whitney Houston two days before the her death on Saturday, Feb. 11. The pop stars had an emotional reunion at the previous Thursday at pre-Grammy party, which was captured on video.

Speaking from the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, Debarge said that he felt Houston didn't seem quite right when they met.

She was telling me, 'I miss you El' and we started crying together, DeBarge told the Boom Box. She wanted to talk to me about her addiction, I could tell she did, and we just didn't get our chance to.

DeBarge addressed his own battles with addiction and the 2010 album they inspired.

My 'Second Chance' album is all about everybody that wants, and is looking for, a second chance, and I just don't know if she [Houston] had that.

DeBarge was released on $30,000 bail and will face a court date next month.