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One of the Pointer Sisters Arrested On Drug Charges

Bonnie Pointer, in artwork from the peak of her music success
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Patricia "Bonnie" Pointer, one of the original members of the singing group The Pointer Sisters, was busted early this morning, says the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Pointer, 60, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 1700 block of 125th Street, Los Angeles. She was taken into custody following a traffic stop by deputies assigned to the South Los Angeles Sheriff`s Station.The singer, who lent her voice to well-known hits like "I'm So Excited," "Slow Hand," and "Jump (For My Love)" has a long history with drug abuse, and was expected at one time to participate in the VH1 show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

The LASD say Pointer was released on a bond, and due at Inglewood Court on January 17, 2012.