‘Saved by the Bell’ star who was thrown in jail has biting excuse for getting arrested

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Former “Saved By The Bell” star Dustin Diamond tested positive for a controlled substance.

Dustin Diamond

Diamond was arrested and convicted last year for stabbing a man in a late-night bathroom brawl in Port Washington, Wisconsin in 2014. He received a 60 day jail sentence, according to NBC News.

After being released back in April, he was ordered by a local court to remain completely sober during his probation and was told he was not allowed to use any controlled substances or prescription medication without a doctor’s permission.

Diamond is blaming his painkiller usage on a toothache.

His probation agent wrote in her report that when she confronted Diamond about the test he initially denied using any drugs or alcohol but then said he may have taken a pill for a toothache two days before the test.

He said he thought the pill was from an old prescription and didn’t know what it was, according to the agent’s report. Diamond said there were no pills left, he had thrown the bottle away and he hadn’t seen a doctor for pain medication since he was released from jail, the report said.


When Diamond’s probation officer realized he had ingested prescription drugs, he was arrested and spent two days in the Ozaukee County Jail.

Diamond played Screech in the wildly popular 1990’s television show “Save By The Bell,” and has since told his probation officer that he is looking to make a name for himself in stand-up comedy.

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