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Justin Bieber's House Searched, Drugs Found

A member of the singer's crew was arrested for possession

January 15, 2014 12:25 PM ET
 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
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Earlier this week, pop star Justin Bieber was accused of egging his neighbor's house. As part of the investigation process, police searched the pop star's home yesterday for surveillance footage and in doing so, they arrested a friend of his, rapper Lil Za, for alleged possession of cocaine. The substance was later being tested to determine its actual contents. 

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The Associated Press reports that Bieber was at his Calabasas, Calif. home at the time of the search and was cooperative. 

"I get that the eggs don't seem that significant, but it does rise to the level of a felony," said Lt. David Thompson. "There is a victim in this case who has had extensive damage done to their home. That's a serious incident."

It's been a rough stretch for Bieber, including recent police charges for spraying graffiti in Brazil, defacing a photo of former president Bill Clinton, passing out during a London performance and having his monkey quarantined in Germany.  

Last month, Bieber also claimed that he was retiring, but according to his producer, he's been recently in Toronto working on new music.

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