The former Social Distortion drummer overdosed on heroin while watching TV at home in California with his 12-year-old son — who ran for help!
This is just so depressing. Casey Royer, 52, former Social Distortion drummer and current member of the punk band D.I., was with his 12-year-old son when he overdosed on heroin last week in Orange County. Law enforcement officials tell TMZ.com that his son ran out for help and alerted neighbors, who called police. Casey was immediately hospitalized, survived and was arrested soon after.
Law-enforcement sources say Casey’s house was strewn with garbage and drug paraphernalia, including needles.
Casey was charged today with one count of child endangerment and one count of being under the influence of heroin. He was released on $120,000 bail.
This is a horrible situation and we feel for Casey’s son. No kid should ever have to witness things like this.