Former ‘Idol’ Contestant Corey Clark Arrested on Drug Charges

American Idol Contestant Corey Clark has been arrested on drug charges and an outstanding warrant from Arizona, reports the Associated Press. The R&B singer was being held at the Pulaski County jail pending a court appearance Tuesday in North Little Rock, said John Rehrauer, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department. Clark was arrested around 2:30 a.m Monday (Jul 30) near Interstate 40 on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Rehrauer said. A warrant had been issued for Clark after he failed to appear in an Arizona court on a summons stemming from an arrest last year for violating a court order and trespassing. Clark was disqualified from American Idol after reaching the finals in 2003 for failing to reveal a previous arrest, in which he was charged for endangering his little sister, a child at the time. In his book Clark called the incident “Bloody Kansas”, as police misconduct in handling the matter, asserting that he was beaten by the officers, who ultimately wrestled Clark to the pavement and handcuffed him behind his back. Clark also says the police threatened to shoot him with a taser. However both Clark and his sister Alysha have denied that he ever hit her, and Alysha echoed her brother’s account of the way the situation transpired. Clark later accused “Idol” judge Paula Abdul of coaching him and initiating an affair. She denied his allegations, and Fox cleared Abdul of any wrongdoing.


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