Sly Stone, the reclusive funk legend whose career was crippled by rampant drug abuse, pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine rocks on Wednesday.
The 68-year-old frontman for Sly and the Family Stone was arrested April 1 when Los Angeles police pulled over a live-in van for a minor traffic violation.
Cocaine rocks were found in the clothing of both Stone, who was a passenger, and the driver, according to the singer’s defense attorneys. Both men were arrested.
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