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Scott Weiland Band Mate Arrested For Possession Of Drugs On Tour Bus Where Singer Died

5 December 2015 | 9:42 am | Staff Writer

Tommy Black has been charged.

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Just hours after former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota, Tommy Black, band mate and guitarist of Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts has been arrested for possession of cocaine on the same bus. 

According to TMZ, police say they found a suspected controlled substance that field tested positive as cocaine in the bed room in which Weiland died, while they found another small amount of the same substance which belonged to Black.

Black has reportedly been arrested for fifth degree felony possession of drugs.

Meanwhile as more musicians and personalities speak out on the tragic death of Weiland, both band's in which Weiland was most famous for, STP and Velvet Revolver, have each released group statements. 

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On the official STP Facebook page the band wrote, "Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us."

"Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories.The memories are many, and they run deep for us. We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again. It’s what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse. With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go."

Meanwhile, Velvet Revolver said, "We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland."

"We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt. Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day."

Read the full statements below. 

 

Dear Scott,Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music...

Posted by Stone Temple Pilots on Friday, 4 December 2015
 

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. We experienced a good chunk...

Posted by Duff McKagan on Friday, 4 December 2015

UPDATE: TMZ are reporting that Weiland died of a cardiac arrest. While this is unconfirmed, an audio recording of the 911 call suggested that the singer was not breathing and appeared to have gone into cardiac arrest. The underlying cause of his death is still yet to be confirmed.