Wes Scantlin Cops On Lookout After No-Show In Court

5/20/2016 11:12 AM PDT

Wes Scantlin: Cops On Lookout After No-Show In Court

EXCLUSIVE

Wes Scantlin's gonna get that familiar feel of handcuffs again ... now that he's wanted for missing court.

Scantlin was scheduled to appear before a judge Friday, but neither the Puddle of Mudd singer nor his attorney showed up, so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

As we reported, Wes was busted in December for driving with an expired registration -- but cops said he also had a controlled substance.

Shouldn't take cops long to find him -- they've done it countless times before, just in the last year.