Justin Bieber has seen no shortage of headlines this year — breakup, then reconciliation, with Selena Gomez; a pet monkey confiscated in Germany; reports of reckless driving in his wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood. Oh, and the pictures of him smoking weed.
Seems the weed has not been abandoned altogether.
The Aftonbladet newspaper, a publication in Sweden, where Bieber is on the last leg of his European “Believe” tour, reports that police boarded Bieber’s tour bus outside the Globe Arena in Stockholm where he was performing when they detected a “strong smell” of marijuana coming from the bus.
Press officer Lars Bystrom tells Aftonbladet, “A colleague felt a strong smell of marijuana, like someone
had been smoking in the bus. We
carried out a search and we found a small amount of alleged narcotics.
We also found an electroshock weapon that wasn’t licensed.”
The spokesman also says there is no specific suspect, as there were several people on the bus when the smell of marijuana was detected. There were no people on the bus during the police search.
A source close to Bieber’s entourage tells the paper that panic broke out when the police were raiding the tour bus, saying people were yelling things like, “No weed!” and “S***, the stash!”
Incidentally, Bieber is pictured above dancing with Lil Za as he leaves the hotel to take the tour bus to the arena. Lil Za is the same person with whom Bieber was photographed smoking weed back in January.
TMZ has spoken with Stockholm police, who confirm the Aftonbladet story. No one will be charged, since police cannot determine who the narcotics belonged to.
Bieber is now on to Helsinki for a concert on April 26.