Poison Drummer Collared on Rape Warrant


Look what the cops dragged in.

Rikki Rockett, the 46-year-old drummer of ’80s hair-metal purveyor Poison, was taken into custody on a rape warrant as he arrived Monday at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight back from New Zealand.

The musician, whose real name is Richard Ream, was nabbed while going through customs and taken to Los Angeles County Jail, where he was booked on a felony fugitive sexual assault warrant issued from Neshoba County, Miss.

He was released the next afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website, and is awaiting an extradition order from Mississippi prosecutors.

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