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Ex 'Celebrity Rehab' Rocker Nabbed in Drug Bust

2/18/2011 4:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Starr -- the former bassist for Alice In Chains -- was busted for alleged drug possession in Salt Lake City, and TMZ has his mug shot.

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Starr was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance early Thursday ... according to Salt Lake City PD arrest documents.

Starr was a patient on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab" back in 2009. He also appeared on the most recent season as an example of a celeb who got clean after appearing on the show.

It's unclear at this point what drug -- or drugs -- Star allegedly had at the time of his arrest. He is still behind bars ... held on a $20,000 bond.

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michael glass    

This is VERY sad.Now he is dead at age 44 and it's probably due to his addiction.But I will say this…ANYONE that calls him a loser or berates him probably has some form of addiction problem themselves.Don't be so quick to judge someone and remember to look in the mirror.NO ONE IS PERFECT.RIP MIke Starr.

Now he can play up in heaven with Layne!

My heart and sympathy goes out to his family,friends and fellow bandmates.

1326 days ago
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dave    

its all you haters falt he died

1326 days ago
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happy    

WOW another young celeb gone. When are they going to wake up and see that drugs kills I feel for his family and for him. He got the help but chose to use again sad, sad ending. We can't blame Dr Drew for his OD Drew didn't make him do it he did it himself. It's a shame that after all the deaths people still don't get the message. Sheen is next I was thinking Sheen first but the way he's going he's next. In the end his children get to suffer. Thank god for grandpa Martin. RIP and god bless every drug user out there.

1325 days ago
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leslie    

it's such bull**** that he would be charged with a felony for having the small quantity of meds he had. theres sexual predators looking for children,rapists, & murder's & they get off on such bull**** reasons, he needed more help & not charged with a felony, my heart goes out to his family & friends. miss u dude!

1325 days ago
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Skater 561    

Another gentle soul leaves this earth too soon.

1325 days ago
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