The warrant reveals that on Thursday, Dec. 3, a “friend of SW” checked on the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman after his wife called and said she’d been unable to contact Weiland. After finding him unresponsive in a bedroom on the tour bus — which was located in a Country Inn & Suites parking lot — the friend called 9-1-1. Police and paramedics pronounced the 48-year-old Weiland dead at 10:27 p.m.
According to the Hennepin County warrant and affidavit, Weiland’s body was found “alone in a bedroom” on the bus where an “unknown white substance packaged in baggies” was “located in the bedroom in plain view.”
The warrant specifies that the “2 clean baggies with white substance” were packaged “common with the way narcotics are packaged.” Police separately confirmed cocaine was found on the tour bus.
The authorities also seized a “baggie with green leafy substance” as well as Viagra, a painkiller, sleeping pills and Ziprasidone, an FDA-approved pill used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Weiland was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001. All the pills, as well as the bags of the white substance, were found in a bedroom on the tour bus — presumably the one where Weiland’s body was located.