Having the law on your ass on just one coast wouldn’t be very rock
‘n’ roll, now would it? And if it ain’t rock ‘n’ roll, it ain’t
Scott Weiland. The equal opportunity alleged drug
offender and singer now faces separate court dates in Los Angeles
and New York within two weeks of each other.
In the latest chapter of the legally challenged Solo
Temple Pilot’s book of blues, Weiland has an August 12
date with the Los Angeles County Superior Court following his
arrest Tuesday for an outstanding warrant. The warrant had been
issued on July 9 after Weiland failed to appear in court to answer
charges of felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession
of a hypodermic needle, for which he was arrested in September. If
the singer is convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of three
years in the slammer.
Following his arrest at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood west
of downtown L.A., Weiland spent the night in jail and was released
yesterday morning on $250,000 bail. Although the L.A.P.D. have not
disclosed further details on the arrest, rumor has it that an
officer recognized the embattled singer on the street and made the
arrest. Calls to Weiland’s lawyer and manager were not returned
Thursday morning. His Atlantic Records publicist
says that a statement has not yet been issued.
The Los Angeles arrest for heroin and needle possession is not
to be confused with Weiland’s arrest on a charge of purchasing $100
worth of heroin in New York on June 1, hours before a solo
performance at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza. He is due
to appear in court for that hearing on July 31.