Coheed And Cambria Bassist Michael Todd Arraigned For Drug Arrest
Coheed And Cambria bassist Michael “Mic” Todd was arraigned on charges from armed robbery and drug possession in which he held up a Walgreens pharmacy in Massachusetts before opening up for Soundgarden.
These details are from The Boston Globe:
When Todd demanded the pharmacist to give him OxyContin, she told him that she didn’t have any. He then responded, “I’ll take your Perc 30′s”, which is 30 milligrams of Percocet, a less potent opiate. The pharmacist also gave Todd several bottles of Oxycodone, which is a very addictive opioid and the main ingredient in OxyContin.
Police then interviewed the pharmacist and began their investigation which led them to Coheed’s tour bus at the Comcast Center. Todd was then arrested for armed robbery and drug possession. At his arraignment Monday morning, judge Dan O’Shea raised his bail from $10,000 to $25,000 and set a preliminary hearing for August 9th.
This is not the first time that Todd had has drug problems and run in’s with the law. He was previously convicted of drug possession in Florida in 2004 and after the release of 2005′s “Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness”, he left the band because of a growing heroin addiction. For now, Wes Styles, the band’s touring keyboardist, will be filling in for bass duties for the rest of the tour.