Justin Bieber‘s Calabasas home was raided on Tuesday morning in connection with an egg-throwing incident last week, and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is booking a house guest identified by TMZ as rapper Lil Za on a drug charge.
Bieber, 19, could face felony vandalism charges from Thursday’s alleged egg-pelting incident, as the reported damage supposedly exceeds $20,000. Any amount of damage upwards of $950 qualifies as a felony.
During a post-raid press conference, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the arrest stemmed from a narcotics violation, but also declined to identify his identity. During the press conference, the spokesperson said the drug believed to be cocaine that was “in plain view of the deputies.”
Bieber allegedly egged the house in a gated community in the L.A. suburb of Calabasas Thursday night while his neighbor and neighbor’s daughter were on the balcony, according to a sheriff’s department spokesman.
Last week’s incident was not Bieber’s first incident with neighbors. In October, prosecutors declined to charge Bieber after a neighbor complained he drove recklessly through the area.
Here is this morning’s Malibu/Lost Hills Police Station press release. Thursday’s, the original, is below that.
Search Warrant Served at Calabasas Home after Estimated $20,000 Vandalism on Jan. 9
(Update) At about 8AM on Tues, Jan. 14, 2014, detectives from Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began service of a search warrant at the Calabasas home of Suspect Justin Bieber. The purpose of the search warrant is to seek video surveillance or other possible evidence in the vandalism that occurred on January 9, 2014. The vandalism damage is estimated by the homeowner to be approximately $20,000.00. The investigation is ongoing.
And the original press release:
(Jan. 9, 2014) Deputies from Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vandalism call at 7:40PM on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The allegation is that eggs were thrown at a home on Prado De Grandioso in the city of Calabasas. The incident is under investigation
Watch the arrest video, courtesy of TMZ, and post-arrest press conference below: