Things have gone from bad to worse for Lil Za, a Justin Bieber BFF who was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony drug possession: While in custody, he allegedly vandalized a phone in the jailhouse, so now he is facing a felony charge related to that as well.
Twenty-year-old Lil Za — real name Xavier Dominique Smith, so you say it "Lil Zay," not "Lil Zah" — was arrested during a search of Bieber's Calabasas home Tuesday after law enforcement said they found drugs "in plain sight," L.A. Now reported. He was released after posting bail in the $70,000 range, E! News said. Bail had been set at $20,000 before the second arrest.
Though authorities first said the drug involved was cocaine, they doubled back later in the day to say it was more likely Ecstasy or Molly, a purer form of Ecstasy. There may have been some Xanax found as well, according to TMZ.
After his release, Za tweeted, "I'm fine," a message retweeted more than 16,000 times. Za also made the news back in February of last year, when he was driving the Biebs' white Ferrari when it was pulled over for having windows too darkly tinted. Another Bieber associate, Lil Twist, has made headlines more often than Za.
While Bieber was not arrested during the search Tuesday, he's still a suspect in the egging, law enforcement said.
“The felony comes from the dollar amount of the damage,” L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Thompson told L.A. Now. “This residence sustained a great amount of damage that easily achieved the amount.
"I get that the eggs don’t seem that significant, but it does rise to the level of a felony.”
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