Puddle Of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin pleads guilty to cocaine possession

However, the frontman has struck a deal with prosecutors and won't be going to prison

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, according to reports.

According to US gossip website TMZ, Scantlin, who is 39 years old, has opted to plead guilty to the charges, which were brought against him earlier this year.

The singer will not, however, be going to prison, after he struck a deal with prosecutors and will now have to attend a drug rehabilitation programme instead of serving jail time.


In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors have dropped the other charges Scantlin was facing, which included being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving without a license.

The charges stem from an incident which took place on January 12 this year, when Scantlin was arrested after being pulled over at 3am in Culver City, California by police for an unknown traffic offence. Police then searched his car and are found a controlled substance.

Puddle Of Mudd most recently released a covers album, which was titled ‘re(disc)overed’. That came out in August 2011 and included covers of AC/DC‘s ‘TNT’, Elton John‘s ‘Rocket Man’, The Rolling Stones‘ ‘Gimme Shelter’, Free‘s ‘All Right Now’ and Stevie Nicks’ ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’.


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