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Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy

Charged After S.W.A.T. Standoff

8/13/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri has been charged with four felonies after a tense standoff with a S.W.A.T. team in L.A. last month -- and now faces up to 15 years in prison.

As we previously reported, Oliveri was arrested on July 12th -- after a fight with his girlfriend escalated into a four-hour standoff with police. Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence -- and after police searched his home, they found a fully-loaded rifle.

But that's not all they found -- according to the charging docs, police also found cocaine and methamphetamines.

Oliveri is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.

If convicted on all counts, the 39-year-old faces a max of 15 years in prison.

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MrRayfro    

Well that may be the best thing for him.

1079 days ago
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jack-55d79    

Shame, Nick Oliveri was an excellent bass player as part of QOTSA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj1aQ9p-PSA (there is an uncensored version of that, I've seen, I wouldn't recommend it, lol)

Meth, coke and booze aren't renowned for imparting mental stability and I hope he gets better. If he keeps away from drugs in prison it could turn out to be a good thing. There's probably a lot of QOTSA fans, including in prison, so I don't imagine it will be as rough as some peoples experiences.

1079 days ago
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makeitstop    

he looks hammered

1079 days ago
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PokerStar    

Maybe he needed 4 hours and two minutes to flush everything down the toilet? Not too smart, eh?

1079 days ago
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Bad Motherhugger    

Charlie Manson's looking great these days. And, apparently, got rid of that stupid swastika on his forehead. Good for him!

1078 days ago
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jake    

i dont get it,,he was due to start the biggest tour of his life with the incredible KYUSS,this was to be there return after a 15yr hiatus...just glad they found a replacement and the tour is still going on,,,but now there is only 2 origional players and 2 new guys,,,,hey just like KISS,,,,,

1078 days ago
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cindy    

He looks like a skin-head

1078 days ago
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SLH    

poster-boy for crystal meth ...

1078 days ago
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Matt    

WOW! Dumbass was sitting there for four hours and didnt realize he needed to flush his drug stash before letting the pigs in his place after a standoff with guns?! M-O-R-O-N.

1078 days ago
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K    

So sad to see a guy I went to high school with on TMZ :( What a bummer! Get well soon Nick!

1078 days ago
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Stoner Review    

I'd do lines with him

1078 days ago
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CC    

California actually allows it's citizens to own firearms and ammunition? Really? I thought all of you were good wards of the state and totally dependent on it for your protection and welfare. Kind of like the Stepford Wives of California.

1078 days ago
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andre`    

Look at his face, dont he look like a crack head? a old hard face crack head.

1078 days ago
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zeldafitzgerald    

is this for real??? we just saw nick with kyuss in australia, he's a great guy, i can't believe this

1078 days ago
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Jackazz flatts    

Queens of the "I'm going to jail" Age

1078 days ago
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