Ex-Sublime Drummer Arrested, Possibly For Marijuana

Floyd 'Bud' Gaugh was picked up Friday in Reno, Nevada, and has been released.

Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, former drummer for Sublime and the Long Beach Dub Allstars, was arrested Friday night in Reno, Nevada.

Though Reno police wouldn't confirm the charges, Reno NBC affiliate KRNV-TV reported that Gaugh was arrested for possession of marijuana. The Washoe County Sheriff's office said Gaugh has been released from police custody.

Gaugh, a former heroin addict, was kicked out of Sublime for a year in 1989 because of his addiction. After finding the dead body of Bradley Nowell following the Sublime singer's fatal overdose in 1996, Gaugh vowed to be drug-free. He reportedly quit the Long Beach Dub Allstars in frustration when his bandmates broke a pact requiring them to stay off narcotics.

Now a drummer in Eyes Adrift with Curt Kirkwood and Krist Novoselic (see "Nirvana, Sublime, Meat Puppets Members Form New Group"), Gaugh is set to go on a one-week outing with his new outfit, starting January 31 in Santa Ana, California, and running through February 7 in Austin, Texas.

Gaugh's manager didn't return calls for comment.