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Puddle of Mudd Singer

Charged with

Cocaine Possession

4/4/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Wes Scantlin mug shotPuddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin really stepped in it this time -- he's been charged with felony cocaine possession stemming from his recent arrest ... TMZ has learned. 

As we first reported, the singer was busted back in January after cops pulled Scantlin over and found him in possession of a controlled substance, which at the time cops only ascertained to be some kind of powder and pills.

But mystery solved ... because when the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed their complaint, they named cocaine as that substance. There was no mention of the pills.   

In addition to the felony charge, Scantlin was also charged with two misdemeanors -- being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving without a license. 

If convicted on all charges, Scantlin could face 4.5 years in jail. He's already pled not guilty and is due back in court later this week.

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Duchess    

Who?

935 days ago
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Majestik    

Yeah, welcome to Los Angeles. He's been busted for how many breaks in the law, could face how many months/years behind bars? Get frucking real. I'm in Canada and even I know these celebrities, semi-celebrities, pseudo-celebrities get busted, they claim how much time they can do and they all plea to a lesser charge, do a stint in rehab and they are out without even a blip on their record. DRAMA MUCH, TMZ?

935 days ago
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The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

Give the guy a break. He's only just trying to feel good. Sending him to jail will only makm him feel bad.

935 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

He just went from a puddle of mud to a puddle of shiiite. Wonder how much it costs to call up TMZ and promote your new band with the 'leader' no one's heard of's DUI arrest or whatever? ;) lol

935 days ago
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My Big Salami    

Come on TMZ what's wrong with cocaine?

935 days ago
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Phreaky    

Why the hell didn't he just say those weren't his pants, and the black man was driving? Damn Wes, get with it.

935 days ago
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joecrabs    

Puddle of Mud? Is it still 1998? Great job, TMZ.

935 days ago
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FrankKenStein    

Wes who from puddle of what?HEEEERRRP DERP

935 days ago
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RogerWithTigerStripes    

Haven't these people ever heard the phrase "If you can eat it, you can beat it." before??? He either 1. Was too wastey face to think of that or 2. Had waaaay too much stuff on him to do it before he got pulled over. Wtf. If you know you are going to be gettin' high and you are a financially well-off celeb, get a damn cab or rent some towncar or pay one of your groupie cronies to drive for you.

935 days ago
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TraceyLou    

Still damn hot!

935 days ago
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TMZ_Admin    

Puddle of Mudd also happens to be the name of his shampoo.

935 days ago
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Max    

Ok, you're not only doing coke but you're driving around with it on you? Yeah, couldn't see trouble coming here. Come on, what idiots do coke or crack these days?

935 days ago
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Sarah    

Well...he's supposed to be playing at a music festival here in Canada on June 1...guess it's up in the air now?

935 days ago
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lookItsMegRyan    

Pile of Cocaine would have been a better band name anyway.

935 days ago
15.

Jim    

Maybe they`ll make him take a shower in jail.

935 days ago
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