Justin Bieber’s house raided, drugs reportedly seized
Following reports of neighbourhood vandalism, Justin Bieber’s Los Angeles mansion has been raided by law enforcement officials, with 'Molly,' a form of ecstasy, reportedly found on the property.
The drug which was originally thought to be cocain was found along with prescription drug Xanax after police executed a warrant to search the ‘Baby’ singer’s house, following a reported attack on his neighbour’s property.
“You have to analyze any evidence to see what comes forward," spokesman Steve Whitmore said according to the LA times. "It may not be that particular narcotic.
“Let’s just wait and see, but we’re fairly certain it’s a controlled substance.”
Police officers arrived at the 19-year-old’s house to follow up an egging the singer was alleged to have been involved in, resulting in $20,000 worth of damage to his neighbour’s property.
The LA Times also reported that detectives were looking for "video surveillance or other relevant evidence," however it seems they found more than they had anticipated.
Justin’s live-in pal, Lil Za was arrested for possession of the substance and is potentially facing up to three years in jail. Should the drug be found to be ‘Molly’ however, it’s reported that the rapper will only be facing one year behind bars.
According to the ABC News, Lieutenant Thompson said the drugs were "in plain view of the deputies when they were looking for the evidence," but insisted that the pop star was "not connected” to the drugs, only that “the gentleman was staying at his residence."
Officials say the investigation is ongoing.
Stay locked to MTV.com.au for more details as they come.
UPDATE: Lil Za will reportedly spend another day behind bars, after the rapper was arrested again for vandalism, only moments before he was about to be released from county jail for the drug charges, reports E! News.
It’s expected Za, real name Xavier Smith, will now also face a vandalism charge and bail will be set at around $75, 000, as opposed to $20, 000 for the previous drug charge.
— Paige Ahearn