A felony drug charge filed in 2003 against Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was dismissed following the singer's stint in rehab.

A felony drug charge filed in 2003 against Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was dismissed following the singer's stint in rehab.

A Los Angeles judge dropped the heroin and cocaine possession charge on July 12 after Weiland completed a drug program, said a spokesperson for the district attorney.

Weiland also was discharged from probation a year early. The 37-year-old singer doesn't face any other outstanding drug charges in California, the spokesperson said.

The artist's decade-long battle with heroin addiction was cited as one reason his former band, Stone Temple Pilots, broke up. He was first arrested for heroin possession in California in 1995. He served five months in jail in 1999 before being arrested again in 2003.

Weiland's arrest in 2003 coincided with the formation of Velvet Revolver with former Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan. Later that year, Weiland entered a required live-in drug rehab program.

Velvet Revolver will return to the road Aug. 11 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. The group is also playing eight shows as part of the Ozzfest tour through Sept. 4 in West Palm Beach, Fla.


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