According to the web site of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, former ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Starr was arrested early Thursday (February 17) in Salt Lake City, Utah and booked on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance. It's presently unclear what drug — or drugs — the 44-year-old musician allegedly had at the time of his arrest. He is currently being held on a $20,000 bond.
Starr's latest mug shot can be viewed below (courtesy of Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office).
Starr was featured as a cast member of the third season of the VH1 reality series "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew". Hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, the season consisted of eight episodes that followed the real-life experiences of celebrity patients undergoing detoxification and treatment at the Pasadena Recovery Center.
Starr, a founding member of ALICE IN CHAINS, had been in legal trouble before in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City. His past charges include DUI, reckless driving, and various drug charges.
Back in April 1994, Starr was sentenced to 30 days in the Houston jail for misdemeanor drug possession. Starr was arrested at Houston's Intercontinental Airport while trying to check in for a flight to Los Angeles with a suitcase he had stolen from the baggage claim area. Authorities searched him and found he was carrying marijuana.
Starr's February 17, 2011 mug shot (courtesy of Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office)