D'Arcy Wretzky faces drug charges...

Former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’ARCY WRETZKY is to be charged with possession of illegal drugs on Monday, after being caught with an unspecified substance last month in Chicago.

According to US reports, Wretzky was arrested on January 25 in the city, but it’s not been disclosed yet what drug she was carrying. She will appear before Cook County Criminal Court in the city.

Wretzky left Smashing Pumpkins, of whom she was a founder member, last autumn. She was replaced by former Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur.

Since leaving the group, Wretzky has been attempting to forge an acting career, and is due to appear with Mickey Rourke in forthcoming movie ‘Pieces Of Ronnie’, as previously reported on

Smashing Pumpkins meanwhile release their new album ‘MACHINA/the machines of God through Polydor on February 28.