July 16, 2008 02:24:36 GMT
Was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and pot possession, the singer has been released from the prison after posting a $10,000 bail and is set to appear on court on July 17.
Steven Page, the lead singer of band Barenaked Ladies, was arrested in New York last Friday, July 11 for allegedly possessing cocaine. According to the explanation given by the authorities, Page was busted Friday morning at about 2 A.M. along with two females after police noticed a suspicious car with its driver's side door left open in an apartment in the village of Fayette and found a man, Page, and woman, identified as Stephanie Ford, in a nearby apartment with a white capsule in front of them.
"As [the officers] approached the apartment they saw people in the window sitting at a table and it looked like they were engaged in something. There was a white capsule and a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine," Capt. Bill Bleyle with the Manlius Police Department in New York State explained. Both Page and Ford were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
Page, who was also charged with pot possession, then was released from the prison after posting a $10,000 bail. He reportedly also posted the $5,000 bail for Ford. No words about the other woman who was also involved in the case.
Following Page's arrest a rep for the band told online gossip site TMZ, "We can not comment because the matter is before the court. We are confident that out client Steven will be completely exonerated. Until that time, it is business as usual for the Barenaked Ladies."
Page himself is scheduled to appear in court on July 17.