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Scott Weiland

Massive Cop Screw Up

In Doppelganger Meth Bust

8/21/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Weiland Arrested
Scott Weiland
is the victim of a series of screw-ups as well as incredible deception.   Cops now tell TMZ they were WRONG -- the guy who's been in custody for meth possession and burglary for A MONTH is NOT who they thought it was -- Scott Weiland.  

TMZ posted a story late Thursday that Weiland was currently behind bars after allegedly stealing razors from a Bev Hills drug store in late July. The Bev Hills cops said when they searched him, they found meth.

Apparently the guy said he was Scott, and cops believed him.

BHPD gave us a written statement, titled "Celebrity Arrest," which read, "The suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody..."

The man has been in L.A. County Jail since July 26, unable to post $95,000 bail.

After we posted the story ... Scott posted a video on Facebook of himself at an L.A. recording studio ... to show he was NOT in jail.

We then called the Sheriff's Dept. back but they were unwavering, telling us they did a "physical check" on the inmate and insisted Scott "was definitely in custody."

Oops. The BHPD got back to us late Thursday night and said they made a BIG mistake ... the inmate is actually a 44-year-old guy named Jason Michael Hurley. They discovered it through belated FBI fingerprint analysis, even though he's been locked up since July 26.

We'll give the cops this ... the guy does have red hair.

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janedoe_me16    

Sucks for him

32 days ago
2.

kokoshnel    

Lucky Scott, if he was black he would have been executed Ferguson's style. Thank you jesus he's a white man, we avoided another lynching.

32 days ago
3.

Lucky_130    

He was carrying a Booster Bag, there called booster bags, and what a loser

32 days ago
4.

Mr502    

Guess it's time for him to be a Hollywood Bitch!

32 days ago
5.

psicoe    

How does incense affect the store's theft detection electronics? Just curious.

32 days ago
6.

Numapass    

This story kind of fits where he has been heading lately. Too bad.

32 days ago
7.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

What a loser

32 days ago
8.

FightTheUrge    

Wow talk about a fall from grace. Amazing the power drugs have on people.

32 days ago
9.

Taint Me    

Scott Weiland can't come up with a $95,000 bond ?
Poor guy must have blown through all his money,
and burned all his bridges with friends and family.
That's sad.

32 days ago
10.

boo boo    

What a mess. He needs to get his shiz together before he dies.

32 days ago
11.

KateWinslet'sStudbolt    

Get a job, Scotty!

32 days ago
12.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

This cat is now in his 40s with the SAME drug habit he had in his 20s. Ridiculous! Even MORE ridiculous is the fact that after all the records he sold and sold out tours, he now cannot come up with the $9,500 needed to bond out of jail. SMH.

32 days ago
13.

Kent    

Sad he spent all his money drugs.

32 days ago
14.

char    

I was in rehab with this guy. A real sad case. I'm still sober 12 years later.

32 days ago
15.

PatinNJ    

In all sincerity, who?

32 days ago
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