Scott Weiland's Bassist Tommy Black Won't Face Drug Charges

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Tommy Black of Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts performs on June 27, 2015 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

Tommy Black, the bassist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, will not face drug charges relating to the death of his bandmate and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman.

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Black was arrested by Bloomington, Minn., on Dec. 4 for possession of a controlled substance after authorities found cocaine in his area of the tour bus where Weiland was found dead.

"[The narcotics] were found in a bunk and obviously with several people residing on a bus a number of people could have potentially possessed those narcotics, so at the end of the day we decided not to pursue charges against him," Bloomington police chief Mike Hartley told People.

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Black was reportedly released from jail a day after his arrest.

Weiland, 48, died of a "mixed drug toxicity: cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA),” according to a press release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts were touring North America at the time of the singer's death.


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