Police Find Cocaine in Scott Weiland’s Tour Bus, Bandmate Arrested

By Victoria Kim 12/07/15

Weiland's cause of death still remains unknown.

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While investigating the death of former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland, police found cocaine in the room where he was discovered.

“Detectives collected several items of evidence from inside the tour bus, to include a small quantity of suspected controlled substance that field tested positive for cocaine, in the bedroom where Mr. Weiland was located,” the Bloomington, Minnesota Police Department said in a statement.

The singer was found unresponsive in his tour bus in Bloomington, Minn., Thursday evening, while on tour with his current band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts. He was 48.

A small quantity of cocaine was also found in the “area of the tour bus known to be occupied by Thomas Delton Black,” a bassist in the band. Black was arrested on probable cause felony fifth-degree drug possession of a controlled substance, and is in police custody.

Friends and fans of Weiland took to social media to mourn their loss. Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx said he hopes “it wasn’t drugs” that killed Weiland.

But as recently as earlier this year, Weiland confirmed that he had not had a needle in his arm in thirteen years. “Overcoming my addiction to heroin was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” he told Blabbermouth in April. “And I’m damn proud of the fact that the time in my life when drugs were stronger than my commitment to my health is so far behind me, and always will be.”

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

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