Weiland Released, Faces Misdemeanor Drug Charge

After spending Monday night in a New York City jail, Scott Weiland was released on Tuesday morning and given a July 31 court date.

Weiland faces misdemeanor criminal trespassing and drug possession charges, and not felony charges as his attorney believed might be the case (see "Fans, Bandmates React To Scott Weiland Arrest"). Police say that Weiland told the arresting officer, "I don't live here. I'm not visiting anyone. I just bought drugs."

As we first reported on Monday (see "Scott Weiland Arrested In Heroin Bust" ), the singer was arrested at a Lower East Side housing project where signs are posted reading "tenants and guests only." Police say they discovered approximately $100 worth of heroin in the waistband of Weiland's pants at the time.

The singer's Monday night show at New York's Irving Plaza was canceled, and there's now word yet from


label on when or if he'll make up the show.