Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has been released on $10,000 bail, following an arrest yesterday (May 18) in Burbank, Calif., for investigation of drug possession.

Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has been released on $10,000 bail, following an arrest yesterday (May 18) in Burbank, Calif., for investigation of drug possession.

Police officers stopped Weiland just after midnight on a routine traffic stop, said Burbank Police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez. "It was for driving without his lights on," Sanchez said.

It was then that the officers allegedly noticed that Weiland had narcotics in the vehicle and arrested him. Authorities did not say what kind of drug Weiland reportedly had with him. He was released around 5:30 a.m. yesterday.

Weiland has had several run-ins with the law. He was previously arrested for investigation of cocaine and heroin possession. He served jail time in 1999 after repeatedly violating his probation and failing to complete drug rehabilitation programs.

In 2001, he pleaded guilty to domestic battery following a fight with his wife at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas. The judge agreed to dismiss the charges as long as Weiland underwent counseling.

His wife Mary filed for divorce last fall, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has two young children.

With STP on hiatus, Weiland has been said to be the lead singer of Reloaded, a band consisting largely of former Guns N'Roses members. The band has an original song slated to appear in the upcoming film "The Hulk" and a cover Pink Floyd's "Money" in the film "The Italian Job."


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