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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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76.

Oh no!    

I knew a punker who shot heroin with his kid brother who was like 12, and they both passed out under the Christmas tree to be woken up on Christmas morning by the family kicking them both in the head. They don't make punks like that every day.

1269 days ago
77.

Angel    

JESSE JAMES LOOKS UP TO THIS GUY..

LMFAO

NO PITY FOR ADDICTS THAT PARTY NEAR THEIR CHILDREN

DEPLORABLE, SELFISH F*CK. AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS JUST LIKE HIM.

1269 days ago
78.

suzyQ    

What a s***bag, this guy makes me ****ing sick. No child should go through that horror. Seriously wrenching my stomach :(

1269 days ago
79.

THIN LIZZY    

Trailor trash.

1269 days ago
80.

joe public    

The reason you people never heard of him is because you weren't in the punk rock scene in the 80s. He was actually a part of a few of the greatest bands to come from orange county/ LA. I agree too that hes a screw up loser that's been using for over 20 years.Anyone active in punk at that time would know this is a damn shame! But if you weren't active in the punk scene you should shut your face with the whole comparisons to Eddie Van Halen and such. Thats lame Its like sayin if you never heard of it it doesn't exist. Just cause YOU never heard of him it doesn't mean he didnt contribute to music in a really awesome way. Anyways , lock him up its hopeless! And #77 you're an idiot. They call Marilyn Monroe a Legend too but she was a big druggie!

1269 days ago
81.

LoudMouth    

Legend to who? Never heard of this creep or either one of his bands. Was someone at TMZ a fan, because calling him a legend is like calling Charlie Sheen an amateur drug user.

1269 days ago
82.

punkandroll    

HAHA!! loser!!! this dude was jacked by mike ness!! he created the famous SD logo skeleton with drink and smoke... mike stole that **** from him... haha!!!

1269 days ago
83.

punkandroll    

btw!! this dude is also a member of the aryan brotherhood!!!

1269 days ago
84.

LoudMouth    

#86, just because he was known by a few people in a small part of Orange County doesn't make him a "rock legend". It makes him a legend to a few people with no taste in music, that if they too weren't high on something when they listened to the crap would wonder what the heck they were thinking. Legend? You have got to be kidding.

1269 days ago
85.

punkandroll    

casey's got a problem and he out of control!!! haha!!! loser bonehead!!

1269 days ago
86.

Paul Casey    

First, you never heard of Casey 'cause you don't know anything about music. Second, this is a really sad story about who one surrounds himself with.

1269 days ago
87.

Joseph    


Here he is performing with his band. Bad ass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI1IwiMDaJg

1269 days ago
88.

LoudMouth    

I listened to about 20 minutes of their "body of work" on youtube earlier. Seriously? They know 2 chords and how to yell. You have to be stoned or drunk to think this guy is a legend in anything other than bad parenting. Listen to it stone cold sober and give an honest review. What a joke.

1269 days ago
89.

lzrdofsf    

drug abuse has long been a part of the music industry. we love the music but are unsympathetic to those who make it... demanding more and more that the artist "perform" and give everything they are to their fans, only to reject them and judge them for what they suffer in order to deliver what will please us.... yet we are never pleased .. and we never stop to think that society helped create this situation . all we can do is point fingers and throw insults and condescending accusations!? please, like any of you give a crap! why dont turn around and take a good look at your own short comings before you go making a sad situation worse. just so you can pretend for a few minutes that you are better than someone else. you are all just as sorry and far from grace as any one else.and so am i. btw the kid im sure has seen the dangers of drug addiction and apparently has more sense about him than you snobs .. i doubt he will choose the same path as his father... i dont doubt he could benefit from some extra support as would his father... unfortunately they probably never get it in orange county. after all they just jailed his father for being the victim of a deadly medical condition and then to add insult to injury they send out a press release all but guaranteeing the poor kid will be faced with public ridicule everywhere he goes. do you people honestly believe you are not acting as abusers to this innocent kid? his life is already difficult.but thanks to crass remarks and public cruelty he is now in danger of suffering at the hands of your hateful influence... to casey his son and all those close to them i wish you all the best and am sorry for the shameful way in which you are being treated by the public ... isnt it strange they all seem afflicted with the same disorder the people of suburbia had....

1269 days ago
90.

punkandroll    

@95!! your weak!!!

1269 days ago
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