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Bonnie Pointer arrested for drugs in South LA

November 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Patricia "Bonnie" Pointer of the Pointer Sisters was arrested for allegedly possessing rock cocaine, said authorities.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said the 61-year-old was arrested in South Los Angeles on Friday after the car she was riding in was pulled over for a mechanical malfunction.

She was released after posting $10,000 bail, said deputies.

Bonnie and her sisters grew up singing in church. She and June formed a duo and were singing in clubs when Anita and Ruth joined them.

The sisters released their first album in 1973 and won a Grammy in 1974. Bonnie left in 1977 for a solo career.

She is due in court in Inglewood on Jan. 17.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.