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Weiland Hit With Drug Charge

Singer faces one count of possession

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed charges
against Scott Weiland today, two days after the singer was arrested
on suspicion of drug possession. Weiland will face one count of
possession of a controlled substance, according to the Glendale
area division of the LADA, who declined to give out any more
information.

Yesterday, a statement from a spokesperson for Reloaded — the
band featuring former members of Guns n’ Roses that Weiland had
been recording and running with — claimed the drugs weren’t
Weiland’s, but belonged to the driver of the car he was a passenger
in. Both the singer and the driver of the car were arrested just
after midnight Saturday night when Burbank police pulled them over
in a routine traffic stop. Weiland was released on bail Sunday
morning.

Reloaded’s spokesperson would not comment on the new charges
against the singer.

Weiland, best known for fronting the Stone Temple Pilots, has
been arrested on drug charges twice before in California, in 1995
and 1997. He was also busted in New York in 1998, and the next year
served prison time in Los Angeles after a heroin overdose that a
judge found violated his probation. After his release, Weiland
tried to go clean, but was arrested in Las Vegas in 2001 after an
argument with his wife Mary over a prescription turned into a
domestic violence charge. The Weilands filed for divorce last
September.

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