Justin Bieber's Friend Lil Za Charged With Three Felonies After Egg Raid Arrest
Time to face the music! Justin Bieber's pal Lil Za has been charged with three felony charges, two weeks after he was arrested for drug possession during a police raid at Bieber's home.
According to TMZ, Lil Za (real name: Xavier Smith) has been charged with two counts of felony possession for Ecstasy and Oxycodone. He's also been charged with a felony for allegedly breaking a jail phone before posting bail.
On Jan. 14, Bieber's Calabasas, Calif., home was raided by police after the 19-year-old star was allegedly involved in an egg-throwing incident at a neighbor's home earlier that month.
"I can confirm we have served a search warrant at Justin Bieber's residence as part of a felony vandalism investigation," Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the LAPD told the New York Daily News at the time. "He is there, and we are right now in the process of serving the warrant. We're looking for anything we might need to move this investigation forward." Lil Za was later arrested on a felony drug possession charge for cocaine.
The "Heartbreaker" singer has had a troubling couple of months. Following his house raid, Bieber was arrested for DUI in Miami, Fla., and appeared in bond court in an orange jumpsuit on Jan. 23. He posted bail at $2,500: $1,000 for resisting arrest, $1,000 for DUI, and $500 for an expired license. After a quick trip to Panama, he turned himself in at a Toronto jail on Jan. 29 and was charged with assault stemming from an alleged incident involving a limo driver back in December.
On Jan. 31, the Canadian star's private jet was also detained and searched for marijuana at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. No drugs were reportedly found.