The former lead singer of the rock band Stone Temple Pilots has been
ordered to report to a residential detox program and participate
six-month drug rehabilitation program, according to news reports.
Scott Weiland, 36, was arrested Oct. 27 in Hollywood on suspicion
of driving under the influence. He was ordered back to court Thursday
in connection with his no contest plea to heroin possession in
Weiland was stopped by Burbank Police on May 17 in the 100 block
of Elm Court because the BMW he was driving did not have its lights
on. Police searched the car and found a syringe and the narcotic.
Pasadena Superior Court Commissioner Collette Serio also ordered
the singer not to operate a motor vehicle, reports said.
But Weiland will be allowed to leave the residential facility for
four hours a day over a 10-day period starting Friday so he can
finish recording an album with his new band, Velvet Revolver.