Lil’ Za (Justin Bieber’s Pal) Gets Charged With Drug PossessionBy: Val Powell - February 1, 2014
Justin Bieber’s pal Lil’ Za was charged on Friday with three felony crimes, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. The charges come two weeks after Beiber’s Calabasas mansion was raided by police. Police claim they raided the house after receiving a call that Bieber and his friends pelted his neighbor’s home with eggs.
The 20-year-old Lil’ Za, whose real name is Xavier Smith, was charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, and vandalism for allegedly breaking a phone at the Sheriff’s jail. Za spent less than a day at the Sheriff’s Station and was released on bail.
While doing a search at Bieber’s home, police found MDMA, the drug commonly known as Ecstasy. They also found Oxycodone, a prescription painkiller also known as OxyContin. Both drugs were said to belong to Lil Za. According to TMZ, Za could face a maximum jail sentence of nine years in prison if convicted. A court hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 4 in Van Nuys, California.
Shortly after being released from police custody Lil’ Za took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
“Honestly, the media is making me someone I’m not,” he wrote. “But only those in my shoes can relate. … These ppl get paid to make you look bad. Some stuff I’ve done has been wrong yes, but look at the position I’m in and the color of my skin. Cocaine? Really? All this time I was home in tx nobody gave a f–k about what Za was doing…soon as he gets to La he’s all over the news.”
Za’s Twitter account has since been deleted.
Bieber, however, was “not connected” to the substance found in his home according to police statements. His egg throwing incident did cause more than $20,000 worth of damages, which is considered a felony.
Besides the “egging” incident and his friend’s felony charges, Bieber managed to find himself in more hot water. Just last week he was arrested for a DUI in Miami Beach. Bieber was also charged with resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Then on Wednesday, the Canadian singer was also charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto.
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