Zac Brown Responds to Hotel Cocaine Bust: 'I Was in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time'

by Antoinette Bueno 2:41 PM PDT, April 15, 2016
Playing Zac Brown Responds to Hotel Cocaine Bust: 'I Was in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time'

Zac Brown regrets using "poor judgment."

The 37-year-old country superstar has responded to getting caught up in a drug bust at the Four Seasons hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, last Friday. Brown himself was not arrested, although he was in the hotel suite where police arrested four people, including two strippers, for possession of marijuana and cocaine, TMZ reports.

"My dad always said nothing good ever happens when you stay out late," Brown posted on Facebook on Friday. "It’s a lesson I learned the hard way last week, being in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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Brown -- who was in town for a charity car auction -- says he attended a "private gathering" and had only been there for a short time, when police officers arrived and arrested two people in the room, whom he says showed up a few minutes before. The GRAMMY winner says he did not know the people who were arrested, and had no idea that there were drugs in their possession.

Brown's response came after a TMZ report alleged that Palm Beach police were "big fans" of Brown, and kept his name out of the police report.

"I cooperated fully with the authorities and am not part of any ongoing police investigation," Brown writes. "Everyone is responsible for their actions, and I regret using poor judgment and putting myself in that position."

"I am focused on continuing to make great music for my fans, and on representing my family and community well with our philanthropic work," he adds. "And next time I'll make sure to remember what my dad taught me."

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Cops got a call to check out a suspicious vehicle in front of the hotel, and arrested a man in the car for possession of more than 30 grams of cocaine, who eventually led them to the hotel suite, according police reports obtained by ET. Once inside the suite, officers found nine people partying, and arrested one man for possession of marijuana, and two women for possession of cocaine.