Singer Justin Bieber's house was recently raided by police, who upon entry, discovered drugs belonging to friend Lil Za, who was arrested on suspicion felony drug possession. Initially, the substance was reported to be cocaine, but is now believed to be Ecstasy and Xanax, though lab tests will be needed to confirm it. The police initially searched Bieber's residence looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbour's home. Damages were estimated at $20,000.
The suspect was identified as Xavier Smith, 20, who performs under the name Lil Za (pictured below). Smith was set to be released later Tuesday after posting a $20,000 bond, but while in the booking cell, he allegedly broke a telephone while trying to arrange his bond, and was then charged with felony vandalism for the phone incident, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Sgt. Chad Waters, the watch commander at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station.
According to a statement made by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, "The purpose of the search warrant is to seek video surveillance or other possible evidence in the vandalism that occurred on January 9, 2014."
According to CNN, If investigators wind up finding enough evidence that Bieber threw the eggs that hit his next-door neighbor's home, they could refer the matter to the district attorney's office for possible prosecution. The cost of repairing the damage to the house is a major factor in determining the severity of the charge, and any damage of more than $950 would qualify the charge as a felony.