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April 16th, 2012 10:12am EDT

Noel Gallagher


British rocker Noel Gallagher caused a security scare at Coachella after authorities found his stash of sleeping pills.

The former Oasis star faced questioning after bouncers discovered a bag of 30 white and yellow pills in his backpack as he made his way into the annual music festival in Indio, California on Saturday.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "We got body-searched coming in. It was like an airport. It is me, I suppose, so they might know the history. They pulled out my sleeping tablets and asked me to explain them. There were about 30 little yellow and white tablets."

"I said, 'In all seriousness Chuck, or whatever your name is, do you not think these would at least be down my sock? They are sleeping tablets. What do you want me to do? Take one before I go on stage to prove what they are?'"

The singer eventually managed to enter the festival, where he made his debut Coachella appearance with his band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

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