Scott Weiland’s Wildabouts bassist Tommy Black was released from a Bloomington city jail on Friday afternoon “pending further investigation” into Weiland’s death, following his Thursday night arrest for suspicious of possessing a small amount of cocaine, Deputy Police Chief Denis Otterness said Tuesday according to the news report. Black was arrested and booked for 5th degree felony possession of drugs. Otterness said his department is awaiting toxicology results from Weiland’s autopsy. “We could be looking at four to eight weeks” before the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office has details to release, the deputy chief added.
Scott Weiland’s widow Jamie Weiland told TMZ last week that her husband had not been doing any drugs for years, although she admitted that he has been drinking socially. Drugs were found on the bus, but Jamie insisted they were not Scott’s. Jamie said there was a pact among the band not to do drugs, but with reports of Tommy Black’s arrest that pact seems to have been broken by someone on the bus. Jamie also vehemently denied TMZ’s report that several prominent musicians have told them they were alarmed in Weiland’s final days, saying Scott had been deep into crack cocaine Jamie, who says she was touring with the group but left just under a week prior to Weiland’s death, said, “He [Scott] was the best he has ever been.”