Amid rumors of being part of a hotel drug bust, Zac Brown acknowledges that he was present during the incident, but says he did not know the individuals who were arrested, that they were in possession of drugs, that he fully cooperated with authorities, and is not part of any other ongoing investigation.
Below is the statement Brown posted to Zac Brown Band’s official website:
“My dad always said nothing good ever happens when you stay out late. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way last week, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I attended a private gathering at a Miami-area hotel and had only been there for a short time when police officers arrived and arrested two people in the room who had just showed up a few minutes before. I did not know these people and had no idea that there were drugs in their possession. I cooperated fully with the authorities and am not part of any ongoing police investigation. 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.
And next time I’ll make sure to remember what my dad taught me.