Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, arrested for drug possession

ai express – According to several published reports, Darius Rucker, a popular country music artist and South Carolina native, was taken into custody in Tennessee on Thursday. The arrest was made on charges of misdemeanor drug possession.

Country singer Rucker, renowned both in South Carolina and globally as the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, was arrested on Thursday in Franklin, Tennessee. The (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper reported that he was booked into Williamson County jail and charged with two counts of simple possession and casual exchange, as well as one count of violating registration law. Franklin is situated approximately 21 miles south of Nashville.

According to a report from The Tennessean, Rucker was able to secure his release on Thursday by posting a $10,500 bond.

Darius Rucker’s attorney, Mark Puryear, stated that Rucker is actively cooperating with authorities in relation to misdemeanor charges.

The substance that Rucker was accused of possessing was not specified in either of the published reports. To gather more information, The State contacted a spokesperson from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.


Rucker has been a member of the Grammy-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish since its formation at the University of South Carolina in the 1980s. The group gained immense popularity in the 1990s, thanks to their album “Cracked Rear View,” which sold over 20 million copies worldwide. This summer, Hootie is gearing up for a tour that will include a scheduled performance in August at Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena.

Rucker has achieved great success as a solo artist in the country music genre, with four of his albums reaching the top spot on the Billboard country charts. A notable achievement in his career includes being honored with a star on the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame in December.

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