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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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Pills carry a lot of time. Jail time--that is...He'd have been better off with some of that Lindsay Lohan!!

1341 days ago


Yes, this really sucks. I REALLY wanted him to get his **** togehter. Its soooooo hard, opiate adddiction. Even after you get clean you can have PAWS, (post accute withdrawal syndrome) for 3,6 months to a year of being miserable. Plus he was on Methadone which takes forever to get out of you because it gets into your bones. Such a hard road, i know, been there, never took methadone but i have taken every other kind of opiate made....clean for over 90 days now.

1341 days ago

I guess you have to have TWO suitcases of cocaine. Not just one.

1341 days ago


Hey, you think when the COPS looked at his ID and they said MR. Star! and he said "YEAH Bass Player of ALice and Chains".

When I hear his name I always hear that phrase in my head.

1341 days ago

Lindsay Lohan    

I bet he wishes at this moment that he was a Lohan

1341 days ago


Alice In Chains has been over for so long and what has he done since then? Answer nothing, oh yea by the way he was fired from that band before they broke up (and the lead singer died of an over dose). I wish him luck, but fear he is destined to end up in an early grave. Not his first run in with the law since Celb Rehab and won't be his last. But hey maybe he should hook up with Charlie Sheen and have a coke and a smile!!!!!!!!!!

1341 days ago


Yea for Jordan! Please keep up the sober life. This world needs more successful people like you in the world. I commend you.

1341 days ago


Cmon... TMZ... you just put a wig on Tom Hanks....

1341 days ago


Has ANYONE who went on Celebrity Rehab stayed sober?

1341 days ago


People on Celebrity rehab are not clean Dr.Drew is a famewhore.Mike star was on methadone and suboxone during the whole show In the episode with ace Freely of kiss he asks drew and begs for more pills and is given more suboxone,that is not being clean kinda like Lindsay Lohan using Ritalin for a.d.h.d and xanax for anxiety and passing drug tests ???

1341 days ago


Thanks so much for the sweet comments. Means a lot. xo

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1341 days ago


Awww...that's too bad. :-(

I thought that Mike was doing better...As he made his appearance on the most recent Celebrity Rehab where he talked to the current patients about his months of recovery (along with Tom Sizemore and Mackenzie Phillips). Then again...I didn't think it was gonna be easy for this guy...If anyone saw him while he was a patient on Celebrity Rehab--he went through HELL...He was a hardcore drug addict. I hope he can pull himself together...

1341 days ago

Jon-Paul Stone    

Common Mike, you where so jacked up when you where on cleb rehab that if you keep this **** up you are not gonna survive long enough to get another band together. You where kicked out of Alice in Chains for being to strung out with Lynn Staley in the band!!!!! Give up you pipe dreams and stop trying to relive your glory days of playing for Alice and just keep yourself right bro!!!!

1341 days ago


wow it must be real slow in there court house for the DA there...

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