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Boy George arrested on drugs charge

British pop star Boy George was arrested at his home in New York on Friday and charged with drug possession and making a false report, police said.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2005 18:28 IST

British pop star Boy George was arrested at his home in New York on Friday and charged with drug possession and making a false report, police said.

A police spokesman said officers went to the former Culture Club frontman's apartment in Lower Manhattan shortly after 3:00 am (0700 GMT) when the singer reported a burglary.

On arrival, the police determined that no burglary had taken place and also discovered a small stash of cocaine, the spokesman said.

The singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and falsely reporting a burglary, he added.

Boy George briefly embarked on a solo singing career after leaving Culture Club in 1987, before beginning a successful career as DJ and launching fashion line B-Rude.

His musical "Taboo" closed on Broadway last year after a short run and generally poor reviews.