News Segment


January 25, 2004

PASADENA, Calif. – Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was ordered to return to a live-in drug detoxification center after leaving early, officials said.

Weiland, 36 was ordered to report to the facility last October after pleading no contest to possession of heroin. A Superior Court judge learned Friday that he had walked out or was discharged after only a month and ordered him to return, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Weiland reported back to the facility Friday afternoon. He is eligible for release in July but must participate in a six-month follow-up program.

If he leaves the center again or tests positive for drugs, prosecutors will seek a warrant for his arrest, Robison said.

Weiland was jailed in 1999 for violating probation on a previous drug arrest and failing to complete a rehabilitation program.

In a separate case, attorneys for Weiland entered an innocent plea for the singer’s misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, stemming from his arrest last October in Hollywood.

He is due back in court on that case on Feb. 5.

Courtesy of Associated Press