”Save me from this prison/Lord, help me get away.” That lyric, from Los Lonely Boys’ single ”Heaven,” took on a literal meaning Thursday when the trio’s drummer and his wife were arrested on pot possession charges at their home in San Angelo, Texas, the Associated Press reports. According to AP, police were tipped off by two women who’d spent an evening drinking at the home of Ringo Garza Jr., 23, and Lenora Garza, 24. After a police search of the house, the couple were booked on Thursday morning, cited on a misdemeanor charge of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, and released on $1,000 bail.
This was the second pot possession arrest for Garza, who pleaded no contest to a similar charge in 2003. Still, band manager Kevin Wommack told the San Angelo Standard-Times, ”Ringo and his wife would never do anything like what is being said about them.” He added, ”We have faith that the people of San Angelo, the courts, the prosecutors and the jury will be fair in this matter.”
Garza performs with brothers Henry and JoJo in Los Lonely Boys, the self-described ”Texican rock & roll” band whose self-titled debut album was a big seller in 2004 and who are up for four Grammys next month, including Best New Artist and Record of the Year (for ”Heaven”). ”It’s like being on a roller coaster,” guitarist Henry told EW last summer regarding the brothers’ sudden fame. ”We’re just trying to hang on and have a good time.” Just don’t have too good a time, guys.