Published Aug 24, 2016Following Walter Delgado's drug trafficking arrest in the spring, the former Rotting Out vocalist/bassist has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
The Madison-Press reports that Delgado and Anthony Jochum, guitarist for Cleveland straight edge band Search Bloc, were both sentenced to 18 months in prison last month, and each have to pay a $5,000 fine for transporting marijuana, hash oil and steroids in their van. Both of them pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree felony possession of drugs.
Lambgoat reports that Delgado's sentence began on July 22.
As previously reported, Delgado and Jochum had been pulled over by state troopers on Ohio's Interstate 70 in March for following too closely. After being stopped, the two explained that they were transporting music gear for a band, but it was discovered that speaker cabinets inside the vehicle had been stuffed with drugs. At the scene, 70 pounds of pot and 1,000 jars of hash oil were found.
Delgado had been released on bond in April, which led him write through his Twitter account: "I'm 30 years old today. I'm an actual dumbass. I don't even like weed." That tweet has since been deleted.
Delgado is a founding member of Rotting Out, having first played bass for the band before switching to vocals in 2011. Following two full-length releases and a couple of mini-releases, they broke up in 2015. Their last release was that year's five-song Reckoning EP.