THE VILLAGE PEOPLE’s VICTOR EDWARD WILLIS has been arrested after police allegedly found a gun and drugs in his convertible.
The singer – who, ironically, played the policeman character in the group – was taken into custody on Monday (July 18) after an officer stopped his Chevrolet Corvette.
According to police, Willis didn’t have a valid license or identification and at first lied about his name and residence.
When searching the car, the officer found a .45-caliber handgun as well as rock cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Police said that traces of cocaine and other paraphernalia were also found at his home at a mobile home park in Daly City, south of San Francisco.
As reported by Associated Press, Willis also had an outstanding felony warrant for possession of narcotics.
Willis was arrested on suspicion of six felony counts, which included transportation of cocaine, possession of firearm and driving on a suspended license.
A bail of $100,000 was posted yesterday (July 19), and the singer is set to be arraigned on August 16.
Willis co-wrote some of The Village People’s best known tracks such as ’Y.M.C.A.’, ’In The Navy’, ’Macho Man’ and ’Go West’ before leaving the group in the late 1970’s.