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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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Diamondsandals    

We'll don't we all steal razors when we're on meth? I mean duh! Lol

27 days ago
17.

The Del Rubio Triplets    

He's been having drug problems since I was a little kid and I'm 28 now. I'm surprised he's still alive it's sad what drugs do to people

27 days ago
18.

Diamondsandals    

Well

27 days ago
19.

ErikaShae    

That's unfortunate. What a talented guy he used to be. One of my favorite vocalists.

27 days ago
20.

Bronxbomber84    

Get well scott. Stp is one of the best bands of the 90's!

27 days ago
21.

ShanesBabe    

Why can't he get bailed out? What happened to all that STP money?

27 days ago
22.

Travis     

He's no longer the singer for STP. He was kicked out and replace by Chester Bennington from linkin park( yes Chester is still with LP). Then they sued Scott cause he was still performing STP songs

27 days ago
23.

GetOnYourKneesBitch    

"You're white! You're white! You don't steal!"

27 days ago
24.

effthemedia    

You can't leave your meth home long enough to steal razors? Geez man.

27 days ago
25.

Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!!    

I heard he had stolen a butt plug too but no cop wanted to retrieve it. Dirty job but somebody has to do it....

27 days ago
26.

88    

STP can't replace Weiland. It's like replacing Robert Plant, Mick Jagger, or Freddie Mercury. STP wasn't as great but it's nothing without Weiland. LP sucks.

27 days ago
27.

ImNotWrongYoureNotRight    

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

27 days ago
28.

Truth    

4 WEEKS IN DA BRICK HOUSE??? WTF... DUDE MUST BE A BROKE MUTHA F*CKA. #TRUTH!!

27 days ago
29.

featherkile    

You feel invincible on meth.......I feel sorry for him cause when you crash in jail you'd wanna die. He's clean now, thinking clearly, good luck Scott!!

27 days ago
30.

Mastery    

"Oh poor guy he must have an addiction issue, hope he gets the help he needs" when the celebrity is you know what. Black celebrity... "Look at that animal... That savage" lol and I'm white

27 days ago
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