Weiland Pleads Innocent To Drug Charges

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (June 2) to drug charges in Los Angeles, and said he would again enter a rehabilitation program to try to kick persistent heroin and c

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (June 2) to drug charges in Los Angeles, and said he would again enter a rehabilitation program to try to kick persistent heroin and cocaine habits, court officials said.

Weiland, 35, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession during a routine traffic stop on May 17 in Burbank, Calif., after police allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia inside the car he was riding in. He and the driver of the car, 29-year-old Jennifer Lynn Sires, were later charged with cocaine and heroin possession and released on $10,000 bail.

Weiland is scheduled to return to court on July 11 so that a preliminary hearing can be set.

Similar drug charges sent the vocalist to prison in 1999, after he repeatedly violated his probation and failed to complete a rehab program.

As previously reported, Weiland and former members of Guns N' Roses have recorded two songs for inclusion in the films "The Italian Job" and "The Hulk." How his legal situation may affect the status of their band, thought to be titled Reloaded, is unknown.


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