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‘Starstruck’ cops cover Zac Brown’s presence at drug bust

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Singer and guitarist Zac Brown is mired in controversy after allegedly partying in a room full of drugs.   

These cops apparently like their “Chicken Fried.”

A bevy of “starstruck” Palm Beach, Fla. police covered up country singer Zac Brown’s presence at a hotel-room drug bust last week that charged four people — among them strippers — with cocaine and marijuana possession, TMZ reports.

After the alleged fanboys in blue raided the Four Seasons Resort hotel room early last Friday, many of them solicited the “Toes” crooner’s autograph and even ridiculed one of the exotic dancers for not recognizing the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band frontman, according to the gossip site.

But Brown — who apparently didn’t indulge in drugs or strippers — never signed up for the wild night, sources close to the singer told TMZ. He accepted a friend’s invite to the hotel room after their evening out, only to find strippers at the door soon afterward.

He reportedly evaded mention in the police report after asking officers for their discretion, citing his wife, Shelly Brown, and their five kids.

TMZ claims police have repeatedly denied to the site that Brown was even present in the hotel room. A dispatch report obtained by the Daily News does, however, indicate that the singer was at the scene.

When contacted by The News, multiple police sources declined to comment on Brown’s involvement.

The band leader was in Palm Beach, Fla, for a charity event. Terry Wyatt/WireImage

The band leader was in Palm Beach, Fla, for a charity event. 

“We have no further comment as this criminal investigation is closed on our end,” one said.

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The singer, in Florida on a charity trip, was allegedly in possession of painkillers. He was later able to show authorities proof of his prescription, which he received following minor surgery, TMZ said.

The crackdown began when police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in front of the hotel, according to police reports. The tip led to the arrest of a man who had 35 small baggies of cocaine on him.

Police followed the drug trail to a hotel room inside, where officials found nine people partying. A police report indicates five women and three men were present, which only adds up to a total of eight.

A rep for the 37-year-old singer has not returned The News’ request for comment.

mjagannathan@nydailynews.com

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