Scott Weiland’s Lethal Cocktail: Cocaine, Weed, Ziprasidone, Ambien, Xanax, Viagra…

Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland was a talented and charismatic performer, and a major figure in 90s grunge.  But he was also a junkie to the bitter end: according to details from a police search warrant now released, Weiland’s dead body was surrounded by a medley of cocaine, weed, Ziprasidone, sleeping pills, Xanax, Buprenorphine, and Viagra, any or all of which formed the chemistry of a lethal death cocktail.

The large variety of drugs were found in plastic bags and bottles, strewn about the tour bus and within immediate reach of Weiland’s body.

News of Scott Weiland’s death first emerged on December 3rd, when police discovered the singer’s body in a tour bus near the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.  It was an unheroic ending, with Weiland struggling to fill seats on a tour with his latest band, the Wildabouts.

Soon after the grim discovery, Bloomington cops dragged bandmate Tommy Black into custody, according to numerous published reports.  Variety noted Black was detained on a probable cause felony — possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.  But that was just one of several drugs keeping this show on the road.

Weiland was pronounced dead at 10:27 pm on December 3rd, at the age of 48.  Fans immediately suspected heroin as the lethal injection, based on notorious and well-documented abuse in the past.  During the heady 90s, when Stone Temple Pilots was seemingly unstoppable, Scott Weiland’s rock n’ roll lifestyle may have planted to seed for deep-seated, middle-aged addictions.

But heroin wasn’t mentioned in police reports, with Weiland perhaps shifting towards a collection of less-lethal substances.  Sadly, moderation wasn’t part of the new prescription, at least according to the evidence on display.

Ziprasidone is used to treat bipolar disorder.

 

More as this story develops.  

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23 Responses

  1. anon

    Uh, Paul, I think you mean heroin. Heroine is (according to Merriam-Webster) “a woman who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”.

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  2. rikki

    no biggie that grunge sound made kids do drugs and they didn’t want to dance with GIRLS……..as a wedding and party dj…..it was just awful music to play

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  3. MM

    Tommy was not charged with drug possession. He was released and doesn’t even have to return for court. One media outlet ran the false story, the rest just followed the lie.

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  4. anon

    what an awful piece to run about someone who just died. the internet has enough of this without littering a site titled digital music news with heresay and assumptions about someone who died and why they died.

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  5. Anonymous

    Actually, the toxicology reports haven’t come out yet so there’s no evidence of a “cocktail”. Evidence certainly points to a drug-related death, but no evidence of an actual overdose that I’ve read about. I get it…”cocktail” just sounds better.

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    • Literally Can't Even

      You guys are right! Just because there were lots of cocaine bags, weed everywhere and all these pill bottles within a tightly-confined space doesn’t mean Scott was using them.

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  6. Rocker

    Yeah, and Tommy wasn’t “dragged” into court either. We have no idea that it was a “lethal cocktail”. Just clickbait is all.

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  7. roland

    The drugs listed in this article were not mixed as a lethal cocktail. Buprenorphine plus Xanax was most likely the lethal combo.

    Ziprasidone is for treating schozophrenia. Interesting he was taking that.

    Cocaine is just a normal everyday drugs for rock stars. The question is how much cocaine did he have in him.

    Weed should not be on this list. Not one death from the use of weed or even combining weed with other drugs. There is no lethal weed combo of anything. Might as well include coffee here.

    Viagra so he could still get it up while on all these drugs. Makes one think he was still enjoying life.

    To me it does not sound like a suicide. He was taking Xanax to deal with Buprenorphine side effects. Similar to Heath Ledger and many others, mixing these two equals death.

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    • drew

      Ziprasidone, as noted is used to treat Bipolar disorder, which SW was diagnosed with several years ago. Tell me why you would treat the symptoms of Buprenorphine with Xanax? I’m drowsy, so I’ll make myself more drowsy? And lastly, Heath Ledger was not taking Buprenorphine – he was taking a cocktail of opiate derivatives (Oxy and Hyrdocodone) and a handful of benzos (Valium, Xanax). Don’t pretend to know what your talking about. If you don;t know, just don’t comment.

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      • Anonymous

        I’m giving you your own advise back to you smart ass troll. If you don’t know, don’t comment.

        Buprenorphine is an opiate derivative. It is used to treat addiction for that very reason. Its basically Suboxone. Yes it seems counter intuitive but thats how its done. You treat optiate addictions with more opiates, often which have even worse side effects.

        A side effect of opiates is intense anxiety and an inability to sleep, which gets extremely severe when its cut off, hence why it is common to take a benzo on top of it. The fact they were giving him Buprenorphine means they were treating addiction. So I can guarantee you he was prescribed benzos (xanax, clonipin, etc) as well. He may have just been coming down off of the cocaine and he took a xanax which interacted with the opiod.

        Being given opiates for years to battle pain from a car accident, I went through this myself. A decade of back and forth between addiction and recovery. So unfortunately, I know all too well about all this (more than a lot of addicts) and whats its like to wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air because you treat side effects with different drugs not realizing what you are doing because you are detoxing or just high off drugs. This is why its a good idea to go a professional or at least have someone monitor what you take when you are weening off of drugs.

        My point here is that all these drugs are commonly taken together when someone is in and out of opiate addiction. Which indicates to me that this was not a planned suicide. Nor was Heath Ledger. They were accidents stemming from opiates (oxy, roxy, sub, methodone, etc.).

        Also, ziprasidone is also used for schitzophrenia but that has been cleared up here now knowing he was diagnosed with bpd.

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      • bupe

        I’m giving you your own advise back to you, smart ass troll. “If you don’t know, don’t comment”.

        Buprenorphine is an opiate derivative. It is used to treat addiction for that very reason. Its basically Suboxone. Yes it seems counter intuitive but thats how its done. You treat optiate addictions with more opiates, often which have even worse side effects.

        A side effect of opiates is intense anxiety and an inability to sleep, which gets extremely severe when its cut off, hence why it is common to take a benzo on top of it. The fact they were giving him Buprenorphine means they were treating addiction. So I can guarantee you he was prescribed benzos (xanax, clonipin, etc) as well. He may have just been coming down off of the cocaine and he took a xanax which interacted with the opiod.

        Being given opiates for years to battle pain from a car accident, I went through this myself. A decade of back and forth between addiction and recovery. So unfortunately, I know all too well about all this (more than a lot of addicts) and whats its like to wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air because you treat side effects with different drugs not realizing what you are doing because you are detoxing or just high off drugs. This is why its a good idea to go a professional or at least have someone monitor what you take when you are weening off of drugs.

        My point here is that all these drugs are commonly taken together when someone is in and out of opiate addiction. Which indicates to me that this was not a planned suicide. Nor was Heath Ledger. They were accidents stemming from opiates (oxy, roxy, sub, methodone, etc.).

        Also, ziprasidone is also used for schitzophrenia but that has been cleared up here now knowing he was diagnosed with bpd.

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  8. DrugZZZ

    Any drug can kill you!

    Drugs mixed together can definitely kill you!

    Even Viagra, many people have died from it as it artificially starts pumping blood into areas that may not be able to handle it. Weiland died of cardiac arrest, you mix Viagra and Cocaine in heavy doses and toss in one of those others I can’t pronounce and BAM!

    Scott Weiland killed himself, intentionally or otherwise.

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  9. dREW

    What a shit piece of “literature”. Purely based on speculation and sensationalization. Weiland has not been proven to have taken a mixture of any of these drugs, let alone has it been shown he had used any of them. Furthermore, Black had cooperated with authorities – he was “dragged” nowhere but into this crap article.If you’re going to write something, write something true – not just a terrific piece of trash designed to attract web hits.

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  10. freemusickilledhim

    Amazingly the one thing no one mentions is that Scott Weiland was touring because he needed money. There is a really sad Howard Stern interview from 5 years ago on YouTube and he talks about the two divorces, and not spending money on drugs but the rehabs which were like $90000 a month! He said he needed to tour because he was making no money from album sales because no one was paying for rock music. Touring is not fun when you get older, hell it is not fun after a few times when you are young. That is why the 1% musicians usually fly in for their multi night shows at the same venue. Touring can make any recovering alcoholic,druggie fall off the wagon and it is usually on the road that these addictions develop. Also it is sad that he was still paying $60000 in alimony/child support payments when the music industry is collapsing. That is what killed him.
    https://youtu.be/yWWRqjzX7YE

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    • YES YES

      I believe the excessive touring killed him, as well as the separation from his children and wife, it was all unbalanced and the worse thing for his personality. He was more vulnerable than he had been at any other time in his life. He needed the touring to stop, he really looked extremely unwell and exhausted.
      Where the f*ck was a doctor to help him out? ”
      I was really upset at seeing that being written off as ‘junkie’. He was a person first and foremost.
      What he cannot be sick? THAT is sick in itself.Oh no Has to be Superman and literally pay with his life in the end.
      He had two serious heart conditions, which the smoking and heroin use would have not helped, but hey, they are part of the medical factors to write a ‘sick note’ for a court. Look at him, he was wanting someone close by to f*cking care. He looked more than skinny we can all see that.

      (F*ck those youtube videos- whoever posted those should be so ashamed, kicking a person when they are down, they should be removed.)
      (Have you never got drunk because of a depressing situation your life?? )

      I think he knew he could be his worst enemy at times,and, no-one is perfect, yet he did take on ALL the responsibility financially. He was completely worried out of his mind and I think on the verge of a nervous breakdown. He talked about sales a hell of a lot in the last years of his life. He was panicked, can you blame forms of relapse, considering in all likelihood how he would respond, with that sort of financial worry, that could send him to jail for failing to pay? The touring does look to be, to pay what I can see as massively exorbitant amounts-of alimony and child support- ridiculous,unfair and unrealistic.
      Where is a business lawyer doing an evaluation on the music biz for these situations?
      I cannot believe that an ex-wife who got $15 million + $700,000 a year ! since the divorce 2007 did not consider for one minute that she had enough money. Oh no. Keep that man touring so she could get as much money as the first wife. She was married for seven years and she just cut him out- for their children’s sake she was supposed to keep him included- that could have been the difference – a massive difference in his emotional equilibrium. And I know what I am talking about- my mother did this and I believe, I know it saved my father from going under. I know from heart if my hearts what my mother did, and I know that MF should be very ashamed of herself. LOOK what you DID and DID NOT DO. Are you enjoying your dream to ” financially be secure ” and your inclusion on psychological websites ?
      I am not unrealistic about the problems with addiction, but to kill someone emotionally, and write a questionable book that relies entirely on her life with Scott, to now being “saved by god/jesus” and denying her own bipolarity -she’s got to look at herself now and see her ‘ desire to counsel people’ is NOT convincing when you f*ck over your ex-husband like THAT.
      There is a shocking absence of LOVE in that action.
      I don’t think that his ex-wife MF has any right to grow even more moralistic-have you seen that “press statement”?
      Getting the first word in and more embarrassing ‘facts’. She’s the M in TMZ.

      I hope both two ex-wives are happy with all their money – could have helped Scott- Oh no. Emotionless Women.

      WHY can we not glorify Scott as a Performer ?
      Oh no. MF has to take that too. What a person.

      LONG LIVE SCOTT WEILAND’s SOARING HEART & VOICE xxxx

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  11. MDTI

    >>>>> any or all of which formed the chemistry of a lethal death cocktail.

    BULLSHIT

    Weed does not. The chemicals do.

    LEGALIZE MORE !!

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