The bass player in Scott Weiland‘s band The Wildabouts will not be charged after he was discovered in possession of cocaine by police investigating the death of the late frontman.
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota on December 3, with his cause of death recently confirmed to be drug-related.
It was recently confirmed that a small amount of cocaine was discovered on the tour bus near to Weiland’s body. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota later arrested Tommy Black for possession of a controlled substance.
However, Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley has now stated that authorities will not be pursuing a drug charge against Black because it is too difficult to prove who purchased the illegal substances.
“(The narcotics) were found in a bunk and obviously with several people residing on a bus a number of people could have potentially possessed those narcotics, so at the end of the day we decided not to pursue charges against him,” Deputy Hartley told People magazine.
Weiland’s funeral took place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 10 and was attended by members of Weiland’s former bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.
Weiland’s ex-wife wrote a heartfelt open letter in which she documented her family’s broken relationship with the star and urged fans not to “glorify this tragedy” of his death.
Since his death, tributes have come in from musicians Weiland had worked with and those he inspired, including Ryan Adams, Krist Novoselic and Dave Navarro.