Weiland drug charges cleared
Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland proved that he could behave himself and stay out of prison by successfully going through rehab. A California judge dismissed the drug possession case against him.
Weiland, 37, was sentenced to one year in prison in 1999 for violating probation in an earlier drug case. His previous band, Stone Temple Pilots, broke up as he fought a decade-long battle against heroin addiction.
Arrested for driving under the influence two months after being sentenced to probation for a possession charge, Weiland was ordered into residential rehab with day passes so he could finish recording Velvet Revolver’s (Metal Hammer) award winning debut album, ‘Contraband’.
The judge in Pasadena cited Weiland’s successful rehab stint in dropping the remaining charges Tuesday.