TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Sly Stone

Cops Plea Deal

in Coke Case

11/15/2011 10:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1115_SLY_STONE_getty_EX
Sly Stone
could get off scot-free on cocaine charges ... because he's copped a plea that will keep him out of jail.

Under the deal, Sly, who has already put in 30 days of in-patient rehab, must complete an additional 60 days. 

As we first reported, the 68-year-old "Family Stone" singer was arrested on April 1 after cops say Stone was carrying freebase cocaine.

Stone pled no contest in court today and the judge imposed the sentence.  If Stone completes his rehab on time, the judge will dismiss the case outright and there will be no probation.

Sly's lawyers James E. Silverstein and Peter Knecht tell TMZ, "We are very pleased with the outcome of this case."

23 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Kyle    

Damn, I hate to see Sly still going through hard times as I'm a big fan of his music.
Hopefully ,somehow he'll get back on track.

885 days ago
2.

William    

Yet Lohan can get away with whatever she does. Definitely a race thing. DEFINITELY.

885 days ago
3.

Kyle    

Prince basically highjacked Sly's entire style (as did many others) so his influence on much music as we know it comes from those "few hits".
Yeah he's burnt,has been burnt for a very long time.
But his talent once upon a time should not be diminished ,cast aside so casually.
He was very important as a then innovator on many levels.
I'd love to read he FINALLY got it together, but sadly it's doubtful.

885 days ago
4.

THIN LIZZY    

Freebase? Man that dude is 1970's to the bone. Rock on Sly!!

885 days ago
5.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I want to take you HIIIIIIIIIIIYUHHHHH!!

885 days ago
6.

Jay W.     

Free basing in the "summer time" C'mon Sly, you can get it together. Handle your business

885 days ago
7.

Sandra     

What a slime!!

885 days ago
8.

wisey    

Id really love to see Sly finally get it together.

885 days ago
9.

kerrybabyxx    

To still be using drugs at that age is unreal.One of the lucky ones to even make it to 68..

885 days ago
10.

evenball23    

good god take a bath! I can smell him from here!

885 days ago
11.

Ronni    

Stay healthy, Sly. You're the best and everyone knows it.

885 days ago
12.

TheUltraworld    

People in his condition need treatment, not jail.
We need to spend the money on rehabilitation not prison. We'd be better off in the long run.

885 days ago
13.

Theresa    

Do NOT give this DRUG ADDICT any media. That is what he wants to make money to get MORE DRUGS !!! Don't get me wrong. I love his 70's music. Sly & The Family Stone was great...He is a sick man that needs to go away and get well. So , so sick of people using everything & anything as an excuse... Ya know. Heard it.Seen it Many, many times.

885 days ago
14.

kerrybabyxx    

Hard to believe someone his age,still using,and alive at 68.Enjoy your elder years,without the risk of shortening your life.Time to grow up.....

885 days ago
15.

Carl    

Pretty sad that at almost 70 years o****e he's hooked on crack. Usually it is people in their 20s and 30s, then they either wise up or die. Hopefully Sly can get clean and have a healthy rest of his life.

885 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web