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Former Queens Of The Stone Age Bassist Faces Felony Charges For SWAT Standoff

Beverly Hills Courier, Aug. 13, 2011

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri was facing four felonies in connection with a July 12 standoff with a Los Angeles police SWAT team, it was reported today.

Police allegedly found a loaded rifle, and some cocaine and methamphetamine, in Oliveri's home after he surrendered to police outside his home in the 900 block of North Hobart Boulevard.

If convicted of all the charges against him, he could get up to 15 years in prison.

Oliveri, 39, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.

He apparently got into a fight with his girlfriend, and she called police.