The lead singer of the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies has been charged with drug possession in upstate New York.
Steven Page, lead singer of Barenaked Ladies, has reportedly been arrested on drug charges in New York. (CBC)
Steven Page, along with two women, were arrested after police allegedly found cocaine and marijuana in a Fayetteville, N.Y., apartment, according to a Syracuse-area radio station’s website, 9WSYR.com.
Page and one of the women were apparently arrested Friday at about 2 a.m. after police discovered a car with an open door in the driveway of a home. While they were investigating the vehicle, officers observed a man and a woman sitting at a kitchen table with a white capsule inside an apartment.
Police said the man and woman had a substance that tested positive for cocaine. Page, 38, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree. He was reportedly arraigned in Manlius, N.Y., Town Court and released after posting $10,000 US bail.
I’ve loved the Barenaked Ladies since their first album (Gordon), which I used to play over and over again in my room. Since then, I’ve followed their career, been to their shows, and cheered their positions on DRM and copyright in general. So it really disappoints me to see something like this show up. Though it seems like a remote possibility, I really do hope that there is an explanation for this; failing that, I hope that he gets the help that he needs.
Update: More news on the subject.