Justin Bieber had ‘cookie jars’ full of weed, empty codeine bottles in house during cop raid. The pop star had evidence of substantial drug use at his Calabasas home, but police were unable to go beyond the egg-raid search warrant.
Justin Bieber’s mansion reportedly was stuffed with drugs and paraphernalia when cops rolled up to serve an egging-related search warrant last week.
Two large cookie jars loaded with marijuana sat in plain view of the dozen detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, an unidentified source told TMZ.com.
The notorious party palace also contained four or five empty codeine bottles along with empty Fanta bottles, TMZ said.
The Fanta bottles appeared to be discolored by the codeine, a sign they were used to mix the narcotic drink Sizzurp, also called “lean.”
Luckily for the Biebs, the deputies were raiding the house for surveillance equipment and other evidence that could tie him to a recent egging of his neighbor’s mansion – not drugs.
“It’s pretty widely known the kid smokes weed,” Lt. David Thompson, the lead detective on the case, told the Daily News Thursday.
“We’re not doing some big sting on Justin Bieber,” Thompson said. “We didn’t go opening containers and pulling out drawers. This was about the egging.”
According to TMZ, the house also contained one bong in the TV room, two bongs in the kitchen, a dedicated smoking room outfitted with hookah pipes and special cigars used for making blunts.
Lt. Thompson said Bieber’s sidekick Xavier (Lil Za) Smith, 20, only got arrested because drugs were found in his bedroom, and the aspiring rapper allegedly admitted they were his.
“It was right in our face,” Lt. Thompson said.
He said the drugs – originally thought to include cocaine – were most likely “Molly,” a powdered form of MDMA (Ecstasy), and Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug for which Smith did not have a prescription.
Smith was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony drug possession Tuesday and got slapped with another charge of felony vandalism after he allegedly damaged a wall phone in his holding cell, cops said.
Bieber, 19, is under investigation for allegedly hurling raw eggs at his next-door neighbor’s house two weeks ago.
The irate neighbor has claimed he saw the Canadian crooner from his second-floor balcony and even videotaped some of the verbal exchange.
Neighbor Jeffrey Schwartz quickly called police and claimed Bieber threw at least 20 eggs at his home, causing about $20,000 worth of damage to his plaster and stained wood exterior.
Lt. Thompson said detectives seized surveillance footage from Bieber's crib and expected a report on the contents in a matter of days.
“It was a good security system, but whether it covers the time of the alleged egging, we’re still not sure,” he said. “It might show people walking out of the house at the time of the egging and then coming back with an egg carton. That would enhance the case. If it doesn’t, then it will be up to the District Attorney.”
He defended his decision to search the house with a dozen detectives in nine cars.
“I’m a taxpayer as well, so I understand all the questions. But a judge signed a search warrant, and we knew there was a humongous main house, a guest house, a 10-car garage, armed security and likely several people staying there,” he said.
He said four people left Bieber’s house minutes before the search warrant was served, and cops found seven people in the mansion originally and an eighth person who arrived during the search.
“So that’s 12 people, or one-to-one odds, which honestly is not good,” he said. “Knowing he had armed security, we could have used SWAT and rappelled out of helicopters. But I declined that. And we took nine cars because we wanted to be prepared if a significant crime broke out elsewhere. If we all went in a bus or a clown car, nobody could leave on their own.”
He said eggings aren’t funny when a victim complains of real damage.
“This is something that’s probably done by every frat brother on every college campus every weekend. But Justin’s problem is that he doesn’t live in a frat house. He lives around upscale, prominent people who don’t want their houses damaged.”
Bieber has not spoken publicly about the Tuesday search, and his reps declined to comment when contacted by The News.
Some in Bieber’s camp want the singer to go to rehab, TMZ reported.
A source close to Schwartz said the raw eggs wreaked havoc on the house's pricey plaster and imported wood exterior.
“The Venetian plaster can be damaged easily. Once it stains, you can’t just spot clean it,” a source close to Schwartz told The News.
“He’s a little punk head,” the source said of Bieber. “He thinks these are funny pranks, but they’re not. Parties that go until 5 a.m. with the music blasting aren’t funny in a family-oriented neighborhood. He needs to own up to what he is doing. He’s got major issues.”
BY NANCY DILLON / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / PUBLISHED: MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014, 11:09 AM
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