Lil Za Arrested on Felony Narcotics Possession During Raid at Justin Bieber's Home

Lil Za Arrested on Felony Narcotics Possession During Raid at Justin Bieber's Home

Xavier Smith is believed to have been in possession of ecstasy and Xanax, not cocaine as originally reported

Xavier Smith, 20, better known as rapper Lil Za, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony narcotics possession for what cops now believe to be ecstasy and Xanax, not cocaine.

The arrest stemmed from an unrelated investigation at friend Justin Bieber‘s Calabasas, Calif., mansion on Tuesday morning. Cops originally swarmed the scene to search for evidence in a separate egg-tossing incident last week. According to a neighbor, Bieber caused more than $20,000 in damages by egging his house while he and his daughter were on their balcony.

Smith is currently being held on $20,000 bond, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. The spokesperson said that he expects Smith to post bail and be released shortly this afternoon.

See video: Justin Bieber's House Raided Over Egg Attack on Neighbor's House

The drug originally presumed to be cocaine is instead likely to be ecstasy and Xanax, though tests are still pending. The spokesperson said that the seized drugs did not represent “a significant amount,” but he did not know the exact weight.

Bieber, 19, was neither arrested nor exonerated for the Jan. 9 vandalism incident as a result of Tuesday's raid. Police seized security equipment that they hope will prove to be an aid in their original investigation.

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The “Boyfriend” singer could potentially face felony vandalism charges from last week's egging incident, as the reported damage exceeds the $950 minimum to qualify as a felony.

  • zroc

    Lil’ This and Lil’ That…what intelligent people.

    I hope Bieber goes to jail. Dumb as! Lil’ Rich Boy punk!

  • nickmeister

    Seriously, do California cops have NOTHING better to do that “swarm” a persons house because he chucked a couple of EGGS?? Geezus, no wonder California's budget is going to hell…there's apparently WAAAAAY too many paid police officers on the payroll.

    Having said that, the Biebs is still a douchebag

    • Jason Noyb

      Do you even read bro? He caused $20,000 in damage you numb skull. Quite frankly, I'm glad they raided that little punks house.

      • Rawliglat x

        $20,000 of damages with eggs?
        He's either a genius with eggs or you're retarded enough to believe that.

        • M1k3G

          The eggs discolored the plaster, which can't be painted over or replaced only where the egg seeped in. The entire house has to be scraped, plastered, and repainted. Its apparently some type of special custom job.

          • Rawliglat x

            20k worth of plaster? That house better be gold plated.
            Even if it is, in the 21st century, you still have to tear down the whole house cos eggs broke over some parts? BS!

          • M1k3G

            “We're told the entire front of his house must be re-plastered. To do the job — which is especially expensive because it's Venetian plaster — will cost around $15K. There's another $5,000 in damage to the entry, including various doors that must be re-stained.”

            I just read the news. Its not my quote. I guess rich people just don't know where else to burn their money.

  • Dally

    Cmon LA cops… blow their heads off…

  • M1k3G

    A bit old to be attaching “Lil’ before his name isn't he? Unless of course, “Lil” refers to his manhood, in which case I understand the epithet, but not why he wants his inadequacy to be well known.

  • BB53

    Do these crappers know that “Lil” and “Nelly” are female names?