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'Celeb Rehab' Rocker -- Busted with Prescription Pills

2/18/2011 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was carrying an unmarked bottle of prescription drugs when cops arrested him in Utah last night ... this according to police documents obtained by TMZ.


Cops say Starr -- who appeared on "Celebrity Rehab" in 2009 -- was in possession of 6 pills of a painkiller called Opana and 6 pills of Xanax ... an anti-anxiety drug.

According to the documents, Starr didn't have a prescription for either drug -- and was arrested on 2 felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Starr was taken to a nearby police station ... where he is still being held on $20,000 bail.

UPDATE: According to the police report, Mike tried to pull the whole "Do you know who I am?" card -- saying"

"[Mike] stated 'Hey officer, have you heard of Alice in Chains? I used to be the base [sic] guitarist for them. We are down here in Utah. Me and Travis are putting together a new band.'"


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Wow, they some pricy pills! Hope they were worth it Mike.

1342 days ago


Aww poor Mike. He looked so good when he was on "Celebrity Rehab". After being clean for awhile. I hate seeing anyone get back on drugs. Especially in his case. He was very addicted. Don't give up Mike. You can still do it.

1342 days ago


Charlie gets away with Cocaine, but this one gets in jail. wow!!...

1342 days ago


Say it isn't so! I was rooting for you, Mike. Keep trying, don't give up. Do it for Layne.

1342 days ago


Few of those who appear on Celebrity Rehab heal. It's just another way for the famewhores to make some quick dough to buy more pills.

Dr Drew ought to be ashamed of himself.

1342 days ago

Home Skillet    

That's too bad. He seems like a good guy, and I was happy to see him clean up. Hang in there, Mike! You can kick it to the curb!

1342 days ago

Ozzie X    

He's got crazy eyes.

1342 days ago


stupid is as stupid does.....youll be singing in the showers when bubba and his pack gets ahold of you

1342 days ago


makes sense. those two in combo have a heroine effect.

1342 days ago

Ronald RayGun    

Starr gets two felony changes for possession, but Lohan gets a pass for possession of cocaine. Go figure!

1342 days ago


So was this at an airport? ...or what was he doing to get stopped and searched?
I kinda feel bad for him, but you can just tell he likes to get messed up and that's the lifestyle as an adult he chooses to make, so...

1342 days ago


HA HA HA HA.... I knew he would screw up after he left my rehab program. Maybe I should just write the scripts for him and call it a day.... Or maybe just pick up some heroin from one of my in-house patients and get him straightened out.... Poor guy needs a fix!!! HA HA HA HA...

1342 days ago


This guy has suffered MAJOR brain damage from the amount of drugs. I feel for him - but even sober during CR, he had that zombie look to him. A**holes like Charlie Douche-een get away with crap like this 'cause he makes $2mil+ an episode.

1342 days ago


To bad such a good guy..Thought he had the demon's beat keep your chin up mike better days ahead.

1342 days ago


Who is this nobody with the shower cap on his head?

1342 days ago
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