Cops searching Bieber's home arrest guest for cocaine possession


by ABC News

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 14 at 6:56 PM

(ABC NEWS) -- A man staying at Justin Bieber's home was arrested on narcotics charges during the execution of a search warrant Jan. 14 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Officers saw cocaine in plain sight and arrested the guest, police said at a news conference.
Bieber was not arrested and police said the singer was not connected to the drugs other than the person was staying at his home. The cocaine was unrelated to the police search looking for evidence that Bieber was involved in an egg-throwing incident last week.

The singer was also not arrested nor exonerated of the felony vandalism charges stemming from an egging of Bieber's neighbor, who called police about around 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 9.

Bieber was confirmed as a suspect after his neighbor called police the night of Jan. 9. "The vandalism damage is estimated by the homeowner to be approximately $20,000," according to a police statement.

Police confirmed to ABC News Radio that with the damages to the neighbor's home exceeding $400, it is now a felony case. They said Bieber was at home when the warrant was served Tuesday, Jan. 14, and everyone there was cooperative.

On Jan. 9, police were called around 7:40 p.m. when the neighbor claimed the 19-year-old singer started throwing eggs at his house, according to a spokeswoman from the Sheriff's Department.

TMZ first broke the news, and has video it claims to be of the neighbor and Bieber shouting as the "Baby" singer threw eggs at the neighbor's house. The two men are heard yelling obscenities at each other before the neighbor tells someone to dial the police.

The video is too dark to see if it's actually Bieber. However, according to authorities, about 12 officers searched the singer's residence and police said Bieber was cooperative.

"He didn't give us a statement or talk to us at this time," police added, saying they expect to make contact through the singer's lawyer.

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