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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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91.

BC    

Rock legend????????? Never even heard of him or his band. The way you throw around those terms, they don't mean anything.

1263 days ago
92.

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!

1263 days ago
93.

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 doesnt 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!

1263 days ago
94.

Plpbphhht!    

Rock legend might be a bit strong, but he was in a bunch of bands I had the logos of painted on my jacket once. Those bands offered something different from the over-slick, over-hyped, over-packaged, totally uncreative dreck the major labels payolaed onto practically the entire radio spectrum at the time. Too bad about the s***my lifestyle choices he's making. If you have a kid and you're so doped up you can't take care of yourself, you really ought to do something about that. The kid isn't ruined forever, he just has an interesting and unfortunate story to tell people. My dad was a thug. He shot family pets to amuse himself. I saw people using the drugs he sold them just about every day. The BS I put up with whenever I attended school was more unpleasant than things going on at home, except maybe the shot pets, and I'm OK.

1263 days ago
95.

StanSki    

Piss off Larry and choke on Page's and Van Halen's ****s. Social Distortion kicked their balls in. Unfortunately homo jews have run the record business (into the ground) ignoring acts that were real in favor of acts that "entertained the masses of asses" who could give a **** about anything except ****ing, drinking, and "rockin out dude!". These are the same morons that still believe Iraq had WMDs and attacked on 9/11. But the jews make easy money off these duds so things wont change until the next holocaust... which will be the final holocaust.

1263 days ago
96.

Paddy    

Another great male role model for our kids. No wonder they grow up useless.
I hope this kid bucks the odds.

1263 days ago
97.

elmer    

for all those that dont seem to get it he is a PUNK ROCK LEGEND when iggy pop was inducted to the rock and roll hall of fame the adolescents where mentioned . numerous times eddie vedder has said that this is one of his all time favorite bands. john forshante and flea (redd hot chile peppers) both fans, axl rose , green day , blink 182, pennywise , nofx, the offsprng , tony hawk and many more all give credit to these guys ! plus rolling stone mag named the adolescents as one of the most influential punk bands of all time!!! so for those that dont know them who cares as long as their peers (other musicians) do thats all that matter plus their numerous fans all over the world!!!

1262 days ago
98.

BB    

You aren't a "legend", you're a nobody. And nobody gives a crap about Social Distortion, BTW. Legendary? Not quite loser.

You're a has been, wanna be rock star and I hope you OD and die

1262 days ago
99.

Serg    

He is a legend in my book.

Seen him perform several times, and man certainly knows how to rock. But hearing of him OD is a shame, makes me kinda sad.

1262 days ago
100.

Nikko'sMOM    

WOW.. A Complete LOSER...; Who does that???... seriously!!! Please let this horrible parent OVERDOSE and let this poor child not witness it and carry on a normal life!
BTW, who is this LOSER????

1262 days ago
101.

kurt    

****ing Jackass. I somewhat know Casey. I have played with his band "DI" a Few times, I have interviewed him, and i have talked to him in the last couple months about doing more shows. He has been talking a lot about how great his life is, and how positive he feels. This **** still don't surprise me, ****ing loser. Really makes me sad about his son. And Rock legend.. NO, Punk legend, okay.

1262 days ago
102.

Eutha    

You guys are *******s. Casey is a great guy. You should be wishing him and his child well, instead of crucifying him. He needs help, not insults.

1262 days ago
103.

Edie     

Don't believe everything you read in the tabloids...they lie, exaggerate, and twist the truth!! Thats how they make money on gossip and rumors!!! Think before you judge!

1262 days ago
104.

pookiewookie    

What an ******* to do that in front of his son at his young impressionable age.

1262 days ago
105.

ihatepeople    

i love how all these douche canoes are putting him down and have no clue who he is. what a bunch of losers. do the world a favor, go die

1262 days ago
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