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Bieber House Raid

Lil Za ARRESTED for COCAINE

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1/14/2014 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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-- Police now believe it's probably NOT cocaine, but Molly ... a form of ecstasy.
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Justin Bieber
's BFF Lil Za has just been arrested for COCAINE POSSESSION at the singer's home -- during the early morning raid stemming from the Bieber egg attack on his neighbor.

A rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. confirmed the arrest for FELONY drug possession ... and said the cocaine was "in plain view" during the raid. Officials say Bieber was "not connected" to the cocaine.

Za's bail has been set $20,000. He is still in custody.

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Lil Za is a rapper who once lived at Bieber's Calabasas home ... and he's been tight with JB for years.

Eleven L.A. County Sheriff's patrol cars descended on Bieber's house this morning to execute a search warrant in connection with Bieber's egg-throwing incident last week outside his neighbor's home ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Sources tell us ... deputies are looking for any evidence that links Bieber to the egg assault.

We're told this is a FELONY search warrant -- meaning Justin is under a microscope for a crime that could land him in prison.

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A Sheriff's official told us they were NOT looking for eggs in Justin's house, but another law enforcement source said cops were searching for anything that was relevant to the egg incident, including eggs and possibly video.

Sheriff's deputies have looked at TMZ's video of the incident and believe Justin has surveillance video that might have captured the egging. We're told deputies dismantled Justin's security system and took it during the search.

0113_cop_cars_biebers_houseBy the way ... looking for other eggs may sound silly, but it isn't.  There could be some sort of identifier that links what's in Justin's fridge to the broken eggs outside.

Here's the thing ... If in the course of the search cops find something illegal -- like drugs -- it's fair game.

We're told there's a battering ram at the scene.

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691.

Marcus    

After Bieber gets out of jail, deport him.

260 days ago
692.

VT802    

I am so sick of this punk. When I think of all of the tax-payers' money that goes into the investigations of this 20 year old BRAT's crimes...it makes me cringe.
IF it were you or I, we wouldn't get 10+ chances, ONLY 1.

260 days ago
693.

BARB    

how many lil's do they have

260 days ago
694.

Michael Stecchino    

Actually a search warrant is only valid for whatever is on the warrant. It is not a fishing license. While I hate Justin Beiber I love the 4th Amendment.

260 days ago
695.

jim    

I bet that ol' Jimbo loves having that little PUNK in a cell with him. Time you reap what you sow. If not today, then just up the behavior sweety, they are waiting for you.

260 days ago
696.

merle     

Just show how immature and childish he still is. Should make him move back with mommie so he can have some control in his life. Why doesn't he take some of that money and energy and do some good! what a waste!

260 days ago
697.

Kon    

It doesn't make sense how can bieber get away with everything??

260 days ago
698.

jenlolo    

Most famous signers use drugs ... Not a secret

260 days ago
699.

Tony T Tagliano    

come on, isn't it obvious that some rich dude has pull in the city?!! if anybody you knew got their property egged would a judge sign off to have the perp's house raided by over half a dozen units?? I don't agree with what this kid has been doing but all in all it's not too shabby for a child that got more famous than 99.999% of the population ever has or will and again in the top 1% in wealth. it's gross what's happening to Justin just out of spite.

260 days ago
700.

hotandcold    

Lil Dis - does his shirt say "EGG$"???

260 days ago
701.

quilligan    

Humpty Dumpty is going to have something to say about this. Egg shell profiling.

260 days ago
702.

Johnny    

I knew from the first tattoo that he was hanging with the wrong crowd

260 days ago
703.

sarah    

omg -- they were just looking for a reason to get inside his house.

260 days ago
704.

Vspop    

Sad... If this celebrity wasn't from Canada - everyone would be screaming to deport him.... Send his pompous ass back home

260 days ago
705.

DJ    

First of all, I am not Anne Frank but if I were, I WOULD not be a Belieber.

Second, Harvey, this jerkwad has been a guest on your show many times, probably more than any other guest. But I see that you are no more of a professional journalist than those who work for the Communist News Network(aka CNN) that stay on their knees to kiss his ______(fill in the blank with the body part of your choice). You show no mutual courtesy for this whacked out canunck punk that I have witnessed him giving the TMZ staff during phone-in interviews & in house appearances. Remember the old adage: "Don't bite the hand that feeds you."

Third, Harvey you are a lawyer by profession & a gossip queen by desire. You, more than anyone else, should know not to be spewing out crap that is no better than a self published bad fiction eBook that you can purchase on Amazon for 99 cents. Whatever happened to checking the facts before publishing the story? There is no reason to put the story on your site just to beat Perez Hilton to the punch. Is there an award that we don't know about that you win at the end of the year for how many times you can report a "You read it hear first!" exclusive? Does Price Waterhouse Cooper tally the official count and keep it in a safe until Dec. 31st?
An article is not an exclusive if you have to "Update" it several times to get it right. Yes, I know that your posting of a story is always a fluid and things change. But to push something out for the sake of being the first and then having to "update" it several times because what you posted the first time was only 1/3 true has turned this site into a sensationalistic gossip page and not where readers can sign into to read the truth and not fiction about the celebrities they are infatuated with. How many times have we read that "so & so" is going to get prison time for sure this time around because of blah blah blah... then the story is re-reported with your standard "the lawyer did really did his/her job & etc..." You get the point?

And finally, I use to call in to your webcast several times a month. At times I provided some celebrity stories from the Midwest. Most of them during the month of May when my hometown gets flooded with celebrities. But over the past 6 months I have had no desire to watch or participate in this train wreck you call TMZ.

260 days ago
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