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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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"Do you know who I am?"...are you frigging kidding me?...You broke the law brother now pay the price!!!

1288 days ago


What does it martter~!! Ok I get thats Its the law n all but!!!! So what!! I really wish peeps could really jus chill out! Over a damn Xanax and Opana>>> ps. maybe he had a hard day! An I think that everyone should pop one!

1288 days ago

Joe Blow    

Our country is so F'ed up. charged with TWO felonies?

what a waste of time for a few pills...

load of crapp

1288 days ago


Hang in there Mike.. this is only a setback.. get back on the wagon. Don't give up the fight!

1288 days ago


****ing wow a felony for 12 pills. give me a break what a waste of resources.

1288 days ago


He shoulda took them all.

1288 days ago


I've never heard of Opana...Must be a new drug.

1288 days ago


He used to play base?

1288 days ago

Katie C    

@5 lili "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."

Dr. Drew or Dr. Whomever, or no doctor at all -- the odds of recovery for any addict are 1 in 10 for 1 year of recovery, and it drops down by 1 in 10 for each year thereafter. The odds are we DIE from this. Those that seek treatment have slightly better chance at being that 1 out of the 10. Those that continue with recovery have a slightly better chance at being that 1 out of 10 every year thereafter. I've got 20 years in recovery. I've seen it. These people come in wanting it...and the beast gets them. Pray for them...they need it. Compassion people. Not a one of you would want to be in his shoes.

1288 days ago

Lindsay Lohan    

comercial break here at TMZ;


Lindsay Lohan's Sevin Nyne, has taken self tanning to an easy on the go solution. Designed in collaboration with famed Inglewoods own chemist Dr. Ice. You now can get the self tanner in a snort-able powder. Dr. Ice via text messaging said the following regarding Sevin Nynes new Snort N Glo self tanner,

(I ah worked exclivisly with Mizz Lohan between her Scram dayz to comma upa wit a solution tobe abal to take the bitches self tanner in a powder form toa whole level of hallywood exclivisly in direct ways to neva be ****tected on any peski drug test and allow her to look like a diva at tha same leval of her own world shebe now ok wit tha law from now and then.)

Not fully understanding what Dr. Ice was texting me regarding the Sevin Nyne "Snort N Glo" discreption. I did take the sample he provided me and tried it. WOW! Did I ever get a rush of energy from that product. Imediately I notice the glow coming over my face although not so much on my body. It does say you must use 2 grams or more for the blood to pump faster to create the glow of a tan. I will say that for some reason I am wanting to do more of it and that was only 20 minutes after the initial use. Kudos Lindsay and Dr. Ice! I think you have a winner judging by the testimonials of your Celebrity endoresements like;

Charlie Sheen~ this is some good $hiz!

Tess Taylor~ Better than Adderal and it makes you feel like your numb at times. I love the glow I get! I like it!

Alexis Neiers~ I love the fact that it don't mess with my pee tests! About time someone did something like this. Snort n Glow is my new bestes friend! Kisses.

Paris Hilton~ ahh what? Oh, that's not my purse! Oh, Oh, yeah. Snort N Glow makes me pretty.

Although initially welcomed with nothing but sneers from the folks at TMZ, especially since Lohan is no stranger to streaked, orange fake tans, tweaked jitterly delusinal decisions. The product is now garnering raving reviews by Bikers, Celebrity bottle rats, and porn stars. The Hollywood d-listed elite are hailing it the new must have nite life product.

Snort N Glow by Sevin Nyne!

Mike Starr maybe endorsing Snort N Glo soon.... story developing.

1288 days ago


Jeeze people Charlie Sheen was not caught with cocaine. I don't doubt there was some at his house or that he uses it but you actually have to get caught with in your possession to be charged. There was no cocaine found at Charlies house.

1288 days ago

Lets Be Honest    

And this surprises who?

Dude is a NOBODY who abuses RX drugs.

1288 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

You mean getting paid to be on a fake rehab show doesn't really cure anything? Amazing.

1288 days ago


I pity whoever has to share a cell with him and listen to him talk about the band he was in 20 years ago.

1288 days ago


How messed up is this country? Everyone on here attacking the guy for having 10 pills? Give me a break already. Do you know what fascist police state means? Did you know that America has more people locked up (3 million) than Russia, Iran, India, and China combined? And they have 4 BILLION people between them all! We have 300 mil. Idiots. Wake up and smell the fascism instead of insulting some guy for 10 pills. America is the most medicated country in the world by far. Legally too.

1288 days ago
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