Cipollina Pleads Innocent To Drug Charges

Former Huey Lewis And The News bassist Mario Cipollina has pleaded innocent to felony counts of heroin and methamphetamine possession.

Cipollina was being held in California’s Marin County jail without bail at press time because the charges violated the terms of his probation for previous felony burglary and petty theft convictions, according to a deputy District Attorney.

The bassist is expected to appear in court August 21st and he faces more than four years in prison.

Sheriff’s investigators allegedly found small amounts of the drugs while conducting a random probation search at the musician’s home.

Cipollina has a history of arrests and was convicted in 2004 of stealing about $5,500 worth of radio-controlled cars from a store.

He left The News in 1994.