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Court orders rock singer into drug detox program

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

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of driving under the influence. He was ordered back to court Thursday

in connection with his no contest plea to heroin possession in

August.

Weiland was stopped by Burbank Police on May 17 in the 100 block

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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.

Jackson Bell

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