Tommy Black was bassist for Scott Weiland
Tommy Black of Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts has been arrested after cocaine was found in the bedroom where Bloomington, Minnesota police found Scott Weiland’s body late Thursday (Dec 3rd) night, according to the Associated Press.
Black, who is the bassist for the band and manager of the The Viper Room in West Hollywood, has been arrested and booked for fifth degree felony possession of a controlled substance, Billboard reports. Police found the substance in Black’s area of the tour bus, close to where Weiland’s body was found. He is currently being held by the Bloomington Police Department, pending those charges.
After news surfaced of Weiland’s death late Thursday, TMZ reports that Weiland — who had struggled with substance (heroin) abuse much of his adult life — had relapsed using crack cocaine days before his death. His wife, Jamie, denies the drug usage and claims he was clean when he died and the drugs were someone else’s in the band, even though there was a strict “no drugs” pact.
Despite the no drugs pact, alcohol was allowed backstage. TMZ has obtained a backstage rider from Weiland’s management team that gave members of The Wildabouts a fully stocked bar of whiskey, vodka and beer, except for Weiland. However, Weiland did have access to alcohol and drank “socially,” according to the singer’s wife.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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