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Police Allegedly Covered Up Zac Brown's Presence In Drug Bust

By McCarton Ackerman 04/15/16

The country music star was allegedly found with prescription drugs at a hotel party last week.

Police Allegedly Covered Up Zac Brown's Presence In Drug Bust
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Country music star Zac Brown found himself in the middle of a hotel room drug bust last week, but local police have allegedly gone to great lengths to scratch his name from the case.

According to celebrity gossip site TMZ, the incident took place last Friday at the Four Seasons hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. After police were called to the hotel to check out a suspicious vehicle parked in front of the resort, they arrested a man inside the car for possessing more than 30 grams of cocaine. Upon further questioning, the man told police that he was there with two women who had gone up to a room in the hotel.

Anonymous sources told TMZ that Brown was partying in the room with eight other people and was questioned by police when they arrived at the scene. The cops allegedly found prescription pills on him, and asked for proof he had a legitimate doctor's prescription. Meanwhile, two women in the room were arrested for possession of cocaine and a man was arrested for marijuana.

However, the Palm Beach Police Department is apparently trying to let the singer off the hook. When asked about Brown's involvement in the drug bust, the police denied that Brown is mentioned in the police report, even though his name is allegedly listed on one of the pages, according to an event report obtained by FOX411. The report also said there were nine people in the hotel room, yet broke it down as three men and five women. Palm Beach PD wouldn’t say who the missing person was.

Brown has since addressed the incident in a Facebook post, confirming that he was in the hotel room. He wrote that he had "only been there for a short time when police officers arrived" and that he "did not know these people and had no idea that there were drugs in their possession."

"My dad always said nothing good ever happens when you stay out late," he wrote. "It’s a lesson I learned the hard way last week, being in the wrong place at the wrong time." He added, "I cooperated fully with the authorities and am not part of any ongoing police investigation. Everyone is responsible for their actions, and I regret using poor judgment and putting myself in that position."

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.