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Re-Possession

Scott Weiland is arrested on a possession charge -- It's the latest in a long line of drug charges for the Stone Temple Pilots frontman

Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland found himself in familiar territory late Sunday night, when he was arrested in Burbank, Calif., on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. Ironically, Weiland was just recently in the news for a positive achievement: He earned a coveted gig as the frontman for (the unfortunately titled) Reloaded, the new project featuring Slash and the other ex-members of Guns N' Roses.

According to the Associated Press, Burbank police say they pulled over the 35-year-old singer just after midnight on a traffic stop, to cite him for driving with his lights off. Then, officers say, they found narcotics in the car and arrested him. (Police didn't say what kind of drugs.) Police also arrested his companion, a 28-year-old woman, on the same charge, MTV News reports. Weiland paid $10,000 bail and was released Monday morning. He's due in court for arraignment on Tuesday.

The incident marks the latest in a long history of drug-related troubles for Weiland, including previous charges of cocaine and heroin possession. He served several months behind bars in 1999 for violating his probation and failing to complete court-ordered rehab. It's not clear what, if any, effect Weiland's latest brush with the law will have on the future of Reloaded.

Originally posted May 19, 2003
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