3 Doors Down Bassist Tried Sneaking Drugs Into Jail

Todd Harrell was involved in a fatal car crash last week which killed a man - now his charges include trying to sneak three controlled substances into jail.

3 Doors Down Bassist Tried Sneaking Drugs Into Jail
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3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell has been released from police custody after being involved in a fatal car crash at the weekend, NME reports. He was freed after posting a $100,000 bond, just as more details have emerged about what took place in the crash last Friday, April 21. Harrell's Cadillac clipped a 2003 Ford F-150 truck which then hit a guardrail, skidded down and embankment and was finally overturned. The truck driver was Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., a 47-year-old, and authorities note that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Police say Harrell "showed signs of impairment" and that "he acknowledged consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab." He's also been charged with trying to bring controlled substances into custody, with a deputy Sheriff finding 36 pills of various forms on the bassist during a search. Harrell will face these charges in court today, April 25. A statement on the 3 Doors Down website reads: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time." The band have also cancelled a series of US tour dates, and plan to return to the stage on May 31 in Moscow.

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    Rick_Diculous
    What a loser. Sooner or later, you know he'll be dead.
    trevors685
    Who gives a ****. He went from his highest point to the lowest point in his life in a matter of days. As far as I'm concerned, he's just some pill popping loser now.
    Braykah
    You do know that the part of him trying to sneak drugs into jail was already included in the first article about this, right? You could just have put '3 Doors Down bassist freed after posting bail' as the headline. But yeah, this bastard better get thrown in jail for quite some time ahead and get a hard time while staying there. DUI:ing and killing a son and a potential father, brother, husband, etc, and destroying the lives of his friends and family shouldn't be treated lightly.
    KingV911
    I'm so sick of the token phrase "Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time." Nothing strikes me as more banal or insincere.
    JDR3009
    Don't get me wrong, I agree with your point, but what else can you really say without throwing someone on either side under the bus?
    kLeft
    I guess no one's going to be calling him Superman after this one..
    justin.mitchell
    I guess if I were in the world's most one-dimensional band I'd be crashing cars and sneaking pills too.
    erpvb
    think the date is incorrect xD 21st of april was'nt on a friday xD
    Dylan_Guitar93
    I lol that even amongst the seriousness of this article you poke holes in it and its details of it accuracy. Kudos XD
    Salvo416
    "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time." Your bassist drives drunk and kills an innocent person and that's all you guys have to say? Well there goes my last bit of respect for this no-talent band.
    kLeft
    They apologize like it's perfectly natural for people to 'pass away' by getting run over by some drunk-ass, rock star wannabe.
    ibanez124
    "He's also been charged with trying to bring controlled substances into custody, with a deputy Sheriff finding 36 pills of various forms on the bassist during a search." Some charges people get are total shit, I am sure he was trying to bring them into the jail to sell them. Some Cops are good, but some can go f**k themselves
    suicidehummer
    Throwing him in jail is such a dumb way to "punish" him for being an addict. What he needs is rehab, but the government would rather turn him into a repeat customer for private prisons. Obviously he should be in jail for the manslaughter though. And as a car guy I wanna say this is exactly why you're not safer in a big truck/SUV, they roll over and snap your neck like a pretzel stick. And they do more damage to other cars in an accident so you're making it less safe for others.
    EqualOfHeaven
    Wait a minute, flipped a truck with a car? Is there a word in the English language for something simultaniously tragic and awesome? 3 Doors Down guy is a DUI killer, Lostprophets guy is a baby rapist. Seriously? This why you should have extreme music and mellow life; not other way round.