Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese
Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese has found himself in a bit of legal trouble in Texas. An arrest warrant has been issued for the stickman dating back to a September 2014 arrest on possession of a controlled substance.
According to Pearl Jam Online, the Denton County Crime Stoppers website states that the charge dates back to Sept. 26, 2014. The drummer was reportedly charged with possession of a controlled substance for an amount under 28 grams. That's deemed a Class A Misdemeanor with a punishment that could range up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
There's also a second charge for "Manufacture or delivery of substance" that's a first degree felony. The punishment range is anywhere from 5 years to life in prison. The Denton County Crime Stoppers state on their tip page that those with information leading to the arrest of the drummer could earn up to $1,000 cash reward.
Abbruzzese took over for drummer Matt Chamberlain in Pearl Jam in 1991 and was around for the monster success that accompanied the band's breakout Ten album. He appeared on the band's successful 1993 follow-up Vs. as well as their 1994 disc Vitalogy, but split with the band prior to the Vitalogy album release.
See Rock Star Mugshots Here: