Ex-Destiny’s Child member arrested in Georgia

Farrah Franklin (Credit: DeKalb County Jail)
Farrah Franklin (Credit: DeKalb County Jail)

A former member of Destiny’s Child, the girl group that catapulted Beyonce to stardom, was arrested Thursday in DeKalb County, Georgia.

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About 2:54 a.m., an officer went to investigate a call about a drunk person, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The officer said Farrah Franklin was outside a gym arguing with a man.

Her speech was slurred, her eyes were bloodshot and her breath reeked of alcohol, according to the report.

“I asked Ms. Franklin how much alcohol she had consumed,” the officer said in the report. “Ms. Franklin said, ‘Not enough.’”

Franklin, 35, of Torrance, California, was taken to the DeKalb jail on public intoxication and marijuana possession charges. The officer said he noticed a green, leafy substance in Franklin’s purse during an inventory search.

She and Michelle Williams replaced original Destiny's Child members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson in 1999.

After Franklin’s departure months later, the group became a trio.