After people close to Justin Bieber initially insisted police found no illegal drugs inside his southern Californian mansion, one of the pop star’s closest pals, Lil Za, has reportedly been arrested for FELONY cocaine possession.
No drugs were linked to ‘As Long As You Love Me’ hit maker, RadarOnline.com has been told.
Lil Za, real name Xavier Smith, has been staying at Bieber’s Calabasas, Calif. mansion for months. He was snapped on video by local media being escorted by two officers from the property — watch it below — in cuffs.
Police later issued this press release:
Malibu/Lost Hills Station: Search Warrant Served at Calabasas Home after Estimated $20,000 Vandalism on Jan. 9
(Update) At about 8AM on Tues, Jan. 14, 2014, detectives from Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began service of a search warrant at the Calabasas home of Suspect Justin Bieber. The purpose of the search warrant is to seek video surveillance or other possible evidence in the vandalism that occurred on January 9, 2014. The vandalism damage is estimated by the homeowner to be approximately $20,000.00. The investigation is ongoing.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
(Jan. 9, 2014) Deputies from Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vandalism call at 7:40PM on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The allegation is that eggs were thrown at a home on Prado De Grandioso in the city of Calabasas. The incident is under investigation.
As we previously reported, eleven police patrol cars arrived at Bieber’s house Tuesday morning armed with a battering ram and search warrant as part of a felony vandalism investigation.
Police executed the warrant after the 19-year-old was accused of costing his neighbour $20,000 in damages.
Video footage has been released in which the neighbor can be heard shouting, “I see you. I f**king see you!” before a boy, who is allegedly Bieber, responded, “F**k you! I got another one for you, actually!”
Cops were searching for searching for anything involved in the incident, such as physical evidence, recordings or egg residue.
Said one Bieber source: “It’s just over the top to send a dozen cop cars to someone’s house because of someone allegedly throwing eggs from his property at his neighbor’s house. Justin respects the judicial system, but is this really the best use of the very limited resources of the sheriff’s department?” questioned one pop star pal.