Scott Storch Arrested in Las Vegas for Cocaine Possession Back on Feb. 4

Scott Storch was arrested in a Las Vegas hotel on the morning of Feb. 4, TMZ has learned.

Sources told the celebrity news/gossip website that Storch wouldn’t pay for his hotel room and when police arrived to the scene, they uncovered cocaine belonging to the producer. Storch was then taken to a nearby police station and released on $5,000 bail.

The news marks an unfortunate twist for Storch. The producer infamously blew a $30 million fortune—that he earned off crafting hits for the likes for Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe—after getting hooked on drugs in 2006, but did check into rehab and was working on his road to full recovery.

“The cost of the drug didn’t effect my life,” Storch told MTV News back in 2009. “It was the poor decisions I made, that were so poor financially, that caused me to go into this situation where I was forced to change my lifestyle … forced to change a lot of things.

“[I had] 15 to 20 cars at all times,” he continued. “That’s not smart. I would take one of 15 half-million-dollar cars I owned and go to the mall and spend that much money. Stupid, stupid stuff. It’s like it didn’t make a difference. They were ego investments. I would have been great with three or four cars! I didn’t need a 117-foot boat.”

In June of 2008, Storch also had his $10 million Miami mansion foreclosed on for a failure of paying his property taxes and owing Uncle Sam $500,000.

Storch, most known for being a skilled piano and keyboard player, concocted hits like 50’s “Candy Shop,” the Terror Squad’s smash single, “Lean Back” and helped produce riffs for Dre’s, “Still D.R.E.” He also notoriously dated Lil Kim. —Jakinder Singh

  • black jesus

    baaaaalllllllliiiiiiiiinnnnnnnn!!!!!!

  • Decatur ATL BOI

    I love it!!!! He’s not black!

  • RIP DILLA

    Funny, no mention that Scotty got his start working the Roots in Philadelphia, interesting how XXL forgets his real “hip hop” roots and reports on the trash. Reguardless terrible story feel bad for the guy hope he gets it together. Maybe go back to Quest and Black Thought would turn his life around?

  • http://www.undergroundcharisma.com/ KidNice

    Get it together brah

  • aaron

    IT WAS THE FAME….THIS DUDE IS OUT OF CONTROL…MAN………

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Om Sag

    DMX is his best friend what do u expect …. at who’s mansion was DMX arrested while on the run …? – just imagine what good time they were having with their habit

  • Michael

    HE’S A FOOL! **SHole

  • Rozell

    Beam me up to Scotty this guy was higher than captain Kirk he saw more aliens than the movie avatar. Note to kiddies……………learn from Whitney Houston and others about the evils of drugs.