Justin Bieber's house was not littered with "cookie jars" full of weed or other illegal drugs, a Los Angeles police officer told the NY Daily News Jan. 20.
“I didn’t see any of it,” said Lt. David Thompson of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. "The house was orderly. It didn’t look like a drug pad. I did see any empty codeine bottles. I didn’t smell weed.”
Thompson's account contradicts earlier reports that a raid on Bieber's L.A. mansion revealed it was strewn with drugs and related paraphernalia, including two cookie jars filled with weed.
Thompson said he walked through every room in Justin's house and did not see any of the drug paraphernalia reported by TMZ, whose sensationalistic reporting is usually accurate. The detective insisted he wasn't covering for Bieber, but was merely trying to set the record straight.
"[Justin Bieber] is a huge pain for us,” said Thompson, who explained that the cops only raided the pop star's mansion to investigate allegations that he had vandalized his neighbor's home.
“Maybe there was codeine in the medicine cabinet, but the scope of the search warrant was such that we didn’t go through medicine cabinets or open cookie jars,” said Thompson. “Nobody had time to flush anything. It was orderly. Nobody ran.”
Thompson admitted Bieber's house guest, 20-year-old rapper Lil Za, was arrested for narcotics possession after Xanax and "Molly," a powdered form of Ecstasy, were found in his bedroom.
Justin is currently being investigated for allegedly egging his neighbor's house. Detective Thompson said egging someone's house isn't considered a major crime, but he had to follow through with the raid because Bieber's neighbor wants to press charges.
“This is something that’s probably done by every frat brother on every college campus every weekend," said Thompson. "But Justin’s problem is that he doesn’t live in a frat house. He lives around upscale, prominent people who don’t want their houses damaged.”
Meanwhile, Bieber, 19, has not addressed widespread rumors that he has developed a serious drug addiction and needs to go to rehab.