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Sly Stone Pleads Not Guilty In Cocaine Case

6/15/2011 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sly Stone -- leader of the legendary band Sly and the Family Stone -- has pled NOT GUILTY to cocaine possession stemming from an arrest back in April.

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Stone appeared in an L.A. County Superior Courtroom this morning ... after skipping a scheduled appearance last week due to complications from an existing medical condition.

As TMZ first reported, the 68-year-old musician was arrested on April 1 after cops say Stone was carrying freebase cocaine.

If convicted, Stone could face some serious time behind bars.

0615_sly_mini_launchSly left court less than an hour ago -- and his lawyers James Silverstein and Peter Knecht were amped ... telling us, the prosecution doesn't have a leg to stand on.

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john5oregon    

The Munsters, you mean? A bit..

1125 days ago
17.

Sammie    

Honestly, at his age and medical condition, if the guy wants to freebase, let him. Seriously, what is the harm?

1125 days ago
18.

Holly    

Actually considering he has 25 years more than Charlie Sheen, and he's always been a hard core drug addict, he still looks better than Charlie.

1125 days ago
19.

KnuckleDragger    

@SJ: "I pray that he will end up behind bard (sic), only so he will once & for all, have a chance at conquering addictions & receive regular medical care."

It's obvious you've never been in prison.

1125 days ago
20.

Weasel    

It's more than just a "Bad Hair Day".

I've never watched "Tales Of The Crypt" before and now I never will have too.


Are you sure that's not Charlie Sheen?

1125 days ago
21.

Nostradamus    

No shoulders, man boobs, and oddly large hips. What an amazing physique.

1125 days ago
22.

dd    

Sly please just try to get help, please!

1125 days ago
23.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

I honestly thought he died a long time ago. If the picture is any indication... I was probably right.

1125 days ago
24.

croc    

i like his music but he sure looks
SPOOKY to me.. scary people.

1125 days ago
25.

dadiva    

Omg...sly, looks like a hunchback..what happenned to his neck..lord have mercy..drugs and cocaine is a MF...(i.e. rick james, richard pryor, jim belushi, so many) damn shame

1125 days ago
26.

His Prince Michael    

Perhaps,those expending valuable time to post purely
mean-spirited comments should recall: "But, for The Grace of GOD,
there Go I..."

I have neither the time, nor space, to properly recognize
Mr. Sylvester "Stone" Stewart's contributions to both
American Music, and Humanity. I might suggest the simply
brilliant and up-lifting -his trade-mark- "Everybody is a Star"
and work from there.

May The True and Living YAHWEH, strengthen and bless, Mr. Sylvester Stewart.

1125 days ago
27.

Darlin'    

It's sad to look at Sly, all that talent and he end up a geriatric junky.

1125 days ago
28.

Big Daddy    

Sly and the Family Stone. Man that brings back memories. Thanks Sly. You are the man. Take better care of your self buddy. You sure gave folks alot of enjoyment. Excellent music!!!

1125 days ago
29.

mimi    

sly stone is a musical genius. he might be stronger than he looks. i hope he has someone who cares watching over him, and his financial interests.

1125 days ago
30.

Glenda in Texas    

Leave the brother alone. Let him pay his fine and be done with it.

1124 days ago
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