Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Scott Weiland tour bus loaded with drugs

The tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota where Scott Weiland was found dead on December 3 was loaded with several kinds of drugs, reports Billboard.

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 site, including in the bedroom used by bassist Tommy Black, who was arrested and booked for possession of a controlled substance before being released “pending further investigation.”

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.

No cause of death has been revealed, and toxicology reports from the autopsy are expected in four to eight weeks.

The late singer’s ex-wife, Mary Forsberg Weiland, and their two teenage children published an open letter in Rolling Stone this week asking fans not to “glorify this tragedy.”

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:

Scott Weiland’s family writes open letter following singer’s death
Drugs found on tour bus where Scott Weiland died; bassist arrested
Velvet Revolver remember Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots pay tribute to Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland dead at 48
Search Scott Weiland at hennemusic