Cocaine Found on Scott Weiland’s Tour Bus, Bassist Arrested for Drug Possession
Police discovered cocaine in the bedroom where erstwhile Stone Temple Pilots leader Scott Weiland was found dead on Thursday (Dec. 3). His Wildabouts bassist Tommy Black has been arrested for possession of drugs, Rolling Stone reports.
Police searched Weiland’s tour bus and found a small quantity of cocaine in the frontman’s bedroom. Weiland struggled with a long history of substance abuse. Police also found the same substance in Black’s room. Black (pictured above on the left) was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Weiland and his backing band the Wildabouts were scheduled to play a concert in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday night when he was found dead on his bus. He was 48. His former Stone Temple Pilots bandmates -- Dean and Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz -- paid tribute to the late singer in a statement.
“Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us,” the band wrote. “Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories. The memories are many, and they run deep for us. We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again. It’s what made you who you were.”
“You were gifted beyond words, Scott,” they continued. “Part of that gift was part of your curse. With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.”