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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.


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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One of the coolest guys on the planet...

1134 days ago

Glenda in Texas    


1134 days ago


He's 68 and been high SINCE '68...

1134 days ago


That is not Sly Stone. That is a zombie, the walking dead.

1133 days ago


One of his songs "When I party I party hardy fun is on my mind" Well Im all for the socal party but this party hs taken its toll on Sly, h wasnt much on the eyes when he was young but the man is partied to long and to hard . take a break from the pipe and pick up a mic again.

1133 days ago

Glenda in Texas    

"BLACK is the absence of color, WHITE is the combination of all colors and RED represents the one thing that all people have in common: BLOOD!" - Sly Stone, 1971

1132 days ago

porter j    

To all you people commenting on how Sly looks, the man is a 68 yr old crack head but he is still rocking style. If you want to help Sly out send a donation to my email account and I will greatly appreciate it.

1032 days ago
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