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Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy

I'm No Gun-Toting

Cop-Thwarting Druggie

3/9/2012 3:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri insists he...
Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri insists he wasn't packing heat OR drugs during a tense standoff with a S.W.A.T. team in L.A. last summer -- pleading "not guilty" today to all five charges stemming from the incident.

TMZ broke the story ... Nick was arrested last July -- 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 say they found a fully-loaded rifle.

According to the charging docs, police also found cocaine and methamphetamines during the search.

Oliveri was charged in August 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.

A pre-trial date has been set for April 13th. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years behind bars.

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