Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist pleads not guilty to charges stemming from S.W.A.T. team incident

Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist pleads not guilty to charges stemming from S.W.A.T. team incident

Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri pleaded not guilty to five charges stemming from an incident last summer when a police team searched his home and found cocaine, methamphetamines, and a fully loaded rifle. The charges, as we reported in August, include two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer (and, mind you, this whole chain of events was merely the fallout of a felony domestic violence arrest tied to a bizarre standoff with a Los Angeles S.W.A.T. team in July). If convicted, Oliveri could serve up to 15 years in prison. A pre-trial court date is booked for April 13. [via Pitchfork]

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