Things keep going from bad to worse this week for Justin Bieber. While Los Angeles County deputies were searching the singer’s mansion Tuesday, they made a felony drug arrest of someone at the house — but made clear it was not Bieber. It turned out the individual was a rapper known as Lil Za, whose real name is Xavier Smith. Cocaine linked to Smith — long a member of Bieber’s entourage —was in plain sight when the detectives searched the house in connection with the “egging” incident.
The deputies were in the home in an exclusive Calabasas, California gated community, after serving a search warrant to seek surveillance-video evidence to support allegations a Bieber neighbor had made — charging the superstar was involved in an egg-throwing incident a few days ago. The neighbor, whose name has not been released, charges Bieber and a few associates “egged” his home, following a verbal argument. The neighbor claims the damage to his property is estimated to be $20,000.
If proven, Bieber and anyone who participated in the alleged egg-throwing could face felony charges and potential jail time.
At this point, the authorities say the incident is being treated as a felony investigation, due to the dollar value of the damages.
Bieber and eight associates were detained inside the home Thursday during the search. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Los Angeles Times that the singer and his team were “being cooperative.”
The supposed egg throwing is merely the latest altercation between Bieber and the neighbors, who have frequently complained about his loud parties and speeding his expensive sports cars around the neighborhood.
“This is a very family-friendly neighborhood,” said a source close to Bieber Tuesday. “Upon reflection, I don’t think it was the best place for Justin to buy [a house]. He really does not fit in there.”