Justin Bieber allowed to re-enter US after private jet search
Justin Bieber was allowed to re-enter the US Friday after a brief detention when customs officials used drug-sniffing dogs to search his private jet.
No illegal drugs were found on the plane and no charges were brought, but Justin Bieber, 19, and his fellow passengers were questioned for several hours.
The search of the plane was undertaken after US customs officials believed they smelled marijuana on some of Justin Bieber’s entourage.
It was not immediately clear who or how many other passengers were on the plane that touched down at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport.
A Port Authority spokesman said his agency was notified at 8:20 p.m. that Justin Bieber had been released from US Customs, and had no further comment.
Earlier Friday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office charged a friend of Justin Bieber’s with drug possession in connection with a raid last month on Justin Bieber’s home in Calabasas, California, about 30 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Xavier Smith, 20, better known as rapper Lil Za, was charged with possession of MDMA and oxycodone and vandalizing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s jail where he was held, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the district attorney.
Justin Bieber was arrested last week in Miami Beach on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. He was also charged on Wednesday with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto.
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