Weiland has a long history of entanglements with the legal system over substance abuse. Last August he was sentenced to three years probation by a California judge for a May 2003 arrest for possession of heroin and cocaine. Part of his probation was mandatory drug counseling. Last January he was ordered by the court to check in to a rehab after going AWOL from the center.
In April, a judge gave Weiland permission
to tour with Velvet Revolver. The band which features Guns N’ Roses alums
Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum hit the top of the charts with their
debut album “Contraband”.