Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone was arrested for cocaine possession recently. He is 68 years old. Sly was due in court today to face the charge.
Stone, a.k.a. Sylvester Stewart, got popped after LAPD officers say they found freebase cocaine on the old school rocker during a vehicle search.
Sly's attorney, James Silverstein, says Stone was riding in a buddy's camper vehicle with some friends when a routine traffic violation occurred.
That's George Clinton behind sly. Both look Stoned.
During the stop, Silverstein says, cops searched the vehicle and found the coke. Stone was arrested and hauled to a nearby police station.
"The evidence is clear that the vehicle was not his," Silverstein said.
"I believe that this case his highly defensible, and Stewart should never had charges filed against him. We firmly believe the DA will lose this case."
We'll have to wait until next week to find out it looks like. Stone is battling heart problems and could not make it to court today. Hope he's okay ...