Justin's Buddy Arrested During Bieber Police Raid

Bieber was detained, but not arrested

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 14, 2014 1:07 PM CST | Updated Jan 15, 2014 12:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Could Justin Bieber finally be getting what's coming to him after months of obnoxious behavior? The pop star and seven others were detained inside his home yesterday as deputies raided it, a Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesperson tells the Los Angeles Times. Deputies were searching the Calabasas abode under a felony search warrant related to Bieber's alleged egging of a neighbor's home last week; Radar reports there were nearly a dozen units on the scene and they even had a battering ram. In the end, Bieber was not arrested—but neither has he been exonerated in the incident, E! reports.

But a friend of Bieber's, the annoyingly-nicknamed Lil Za, was arrested. The sheriff's spokesperson initially said cocaine had been found in connection with that arrest (no, the drugs were not connected to Bieber), but Radar reports that authorities now believe it was actually the pure form of ecstasy known as "Molly," as well as some Xanax. A source tells E! that Bieber and most of his guests were asleep when the police arrived, and "Justin had to be calmed down" by the cops. "He wasn't disrespectful, but he was wanting to know what was going on. He also seemed like he was trying to be tough in front of his friends."

This March 19, 2013 file photo shows Canadian singer Justin Bieber performing during a concert at Bercy arena in Paris.
This March 19, 2013 file photo shows Canadian singer Justin Bieber performing during a concert at Bercy arena in Paris.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
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