Singer Mark Debarge has been sentenced to six months in jail for drug possession charges.

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The star, part of '80s Motown family group DeBarge, was arrested in April with a female companion after her parole officer paid a routine visit to their suite at a Los Angeles hotel and allegedly discovered narcotics in the room.

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DeBarge pleaded no contest to counts of drug possession, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a fake ID earlier this week and was ordered to serve 180 days in prison.

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He must also complete 30 days of community service and will spend three years on probation, according to