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    Ex–Queens of the Stone Age Bassist Pleads Not Guilty in SWAT Standoff

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    "No One Knows" rocker Nick Oliveri wants you to know he's not a felon.

    The former Queens of the Stone Age bassist has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from his arrest last July over a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team after he barricaded his Los Angeles apartment and allegedly prevented his girlfriend from leaving.

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    Los Angeles District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison confirms to E! News that the preliminary hearing was completed yesterday and that the judge found enough evidence to order a trial.

    Oliveri is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with firearm, one count of resisting, obstructing or delaying of a peace officer or EMT, and one count of corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.

    Cops were called to the couple's apartment last July after the two got into a heated argument and Oliveri barricaded the apartment to keep her locked inside.

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    A five-hour standoff followed, during which Oliveri released the woman before eventually giving himself up.

    Police reportedly found firearms at the home—including a fully loaded rifle—along with cocaine and methamphetamines.

    Oliveri's is due in court again on April 13.

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