Scott Weiland Cause Of Death: Singer's Tour Bus A 'Cornucopia Of Drugs,' But Official Cause Of Death Could Take Weeks

Nathan Francis

Scott Weiland's cause of death is yet to be officially determined, but police reports note that the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman died on a bus filled with hard drugs, sleeping pills, and prescription drugs.

Weiland was found dead last week on his tour bus. The 48-year-old was not breathing and may have suffered cardiac arrest, a report from the New York Daily News noted.

TMZ obtained the police report, filling in more details on the circumstances of Weiland's death.

"TMZ obtained a copy of the search warrant Bloomington, MN cops got to search Weiland's bus after his death -- and it shows they found at least 2 bags of a white substance. They've already said that substance tested positive for cocaine."

"Also on the bus -- a generic version of Xanax, 2 different brands of sleeping pills, Buprenorphine... a synthetic opiate painkiller, and Viagra. There was also Ziprasidone... which is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Scott was diagnosed as bipolar in 2001."

"Also on the bus -- a generic version of Xanax, 2 different brands of sleeping pills, Buprenorphine... a synthetic opiate painkiller, and Viagra. There was also Ziprasidone... which is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Scott was diagnosed as bipolar in 2001."

The cocaine discovery prompted police to arrest one of Weiland's bandmates, 47-year-old Thomas Delton Black, NBC News reported.

While a cause of death has not been officially determined, Scott Weiland appeared to be a victim of the drug addiction that at times took over his life. In his 2011 memoir, Not Dead & Not For Sale, Weiland described the depths of his addiction as well as his desire to give up the drugs.

"I give it up and I don't give it up. I put it down and I pick it up. But I'm also a tenacious recoverer. I never quit trying to quit. That counts for something," he wrote.

In the book, Weiland said that he was able to give up his heroin addiction for a while after leaving Stone Temple Pilots and joining the supergroup Velvet Revolver. But he relapsed in 2008 while on tour, and insinuated that his bandmates, which included some former Guns N' Roses members, were not sympathetic. He ultimately decided to go to rehab and was kicked out of the group.

Weiland reunite with Stone Temple Pilots in 2008, but the group broke up again in 2013. Shortly after Weiland's death, the band released a statement on Facebook remembering Weiland for his contributions to the group and to the world of music.

"We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again."

"It's what made you who you were."

"You were gifted beyond words, Scott."

"It's what made you who you were."

"You were gifted beyond words, Scott."

— billboard (@billboard) December 9, 2015

— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 8, 2015

A formal cause of death for Scott Weiland could still be ways off, as toxicology reports are not expected for several more weeks.

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