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Rock Legend Arrested for OD'ing in Front of Son

3/14/2011 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Social Distortion" drummer Casey Royer was arrested in Orange County last week -- after the 52-year-old punk legend allegedly OD'd on heroin in front of his 12-year-old son.

Casey Royer
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Casey was watching TV with his son when he experienced an overdose ... at which point his son ran next door for help ... and the neighbors called cops.

According to law enforcement, his house was littered with garbage and drug paraphernalia -- including needles -- when police arrived.

Casey -- who currently sings for the punk band D.I. -- was immediately hospitalized nearby and survived. He was arrested soon after.

Casey was officially charged today -- with one count of child endangerment, and one count of being under the influence of heroin. He's currently being held on $120,000 bail.


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KateMae    

Throw away the key. When it comes to parents, this kind of behavior is inexcusable.

1228 days ago
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MP    

What a disgusting POS. Children shouldn't have to grow up like that. Does the child have a mother? I hope he has a good extended family to help raise him and that he chooses a different path than his father regarding drugs.

1228 days ago
18.

Kiko    

He's selling the used OD syringes on eBay and donating the proceeds to Japan. Sounds like a good guy to me...

1228 days ago
19.

noneofyourbusiness    

DRUGS ARE BAD.....UM-KAY

Seriously, if you can't get sober for yourself....doing it for your child(ren) is a really good reason to do so. Drugs do NOTHING but ruin peoples lives.

People are asking where the mother is...she was probably out getting their next fix. I hope this is not the case, but it happens ALL the time. When will people learn?????

1228 days ago
20.

andygalespy    

He said: "Drugs are bad kids, drugs are bad, let me show you"!

1228 days ago
21.

adelle    

damn dude, you're too old to be pulling this crap. Old punks never learn i guess.

1228 days ago
22.

panchang810    

"And so folks think Charlie Sheen is a bad parent..."

Posted at 12:00 PM on Mar 14, 2011 by MightyMad

@MightyMad, since you initiated it, precisely the reason why the ex-wives of Charlie Sheen must be given sole custody of their very young kids, thank you.

1228 days ago
23.

SNAFU    

Rock legend??? Never heard of the guy. But he's never heard of me either, so we're even.

1228 days ago
24.

Sammie    

This is horrible. This is why Sheen's ex's don't want the kids around him. Not that he uses Heroin but because of things he has said, the way he has said them and the horrific threats he has made. Plus, who knows when he'll be ripped again. This guy's kid did not need to see that and Sheen's kids don't need to hear it. Even if they don't understand the words, they get the tone.

1228 days ago
25.

Carl    

You're supposed to do this in your 20s then realize you can still make great music without the drugs.

1228 days ago
26.

tuna marie    

who????????

1228 days ago
27.

JLa    

who the h3ll is he? And how??? is he a legend is it because he is old hahah!! He is just another failed celebrity

1228 days ago
28.

SYLVI212    

Another Father of the Year award.

1228 days ago
29.

acorn    

Gotta say it: Looks only slightly worse than Chuckles.

1228 days ago
30.

CubanB    

This guy is famous?

1228 days ago
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