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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

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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Any man that beats a woman should be put to death. Who is this piece of crap white boy anyway, What a loser.

1165 days ago

Bill B    

My God! A "loaded" gun? How horrifying! While I understand having guns and drugs is a feloney, is just having a loaded gun some unusual thing on the "left coast"? I think John Wayne, in True Grit, pointed out that an unloaded gubn wasn't muc good.

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