Saturday, December 5, 2015

Drugs found on tour bus where Scott Weiland died; bassist arrested

Bloomington, Minnesota police have found drugs on the tour bus where Scott Weiland died on December 3.

CBS Minnesota reports investigators executed a search warrant on the bus and found a small amount of a substance that tested positive as cocaine in the bedroom where the 48-year-old singer’s body was discovered.

Police say they also found the drug in an area known to be occupied by one of Weiland’s bandmates in The WildaboutsThomas Delton Black, 47, or “Tommy Black,” as he’s listed on the band’s Facebook page.

Black was booked and is currently being held at the Bloomington Police Department, pending charges for possession of a controlled substance.

Police say wouldn’t give any more information on the cause of Weiland’s death, saying that information would be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner at a later time.

Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro broke the news of the singer’s passing in a since-deleted tweet shortly after midnight EST on Thursday. "Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died," he wrote. "So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight."

A statement issued via the singer’s social media sites reads: “Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts.”

Weiland’s former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver are among those who have issued personal tributes to the late frontman.

See also:

Velvet Revolver remember Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots pay tribute to Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland dead at 48
Scott Weiland announces new guitarist
Search Scott Weiland at hennemusic