Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese wanted by Texas police

Arrest warrant issued for two counts related to controlled substances, including one felony charge

Pearl Jam drummer

Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese is wanted by Denton, Texas police on a pair of drug charges. A warrant for his arrest was first issued in September, and there’s a $1,000 reward for any information leading to his apprehension.

According to the Denton County Crime Stoppers webpage, Abbruzzese has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, and manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. The first charge is a Class A misdemeanor, the penalty of which is a $4,000 fine or up to a year in county jail. The second charge, however, is a first degree felony in the state of Texas, with a penalty of five years to life in prison.

Abbruzzese joined Pearl Jam the day before the band’s debut album, Ten, was released in 1991. He remained a member of the band for the next three years, and drummed on both Vs. and Vitalogy, but was fired before the latter was released.

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