Bieber took pot, prescription meds before Miami arrest -authorities

Teen pop star Justin Bieber had marijuana and prescription medication for anxiety in his system at the time of his arrest last week in Miami Beach, the state attorney's office said on Thursday.

hidden January 31, 2014 04:38:59 IST
Bieber took pot, prescription meds before Miami arrest -authorities

Miami beach, Florida: Teen pop star Justin Bieber had marijuana and prescription medication for anxiety in his system at the time of his arrest last week in Miami Beach, the state attorney's office said on Thursday.

The preliminary report issued by the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney did not detail the amount of marijuana and alprazolam, better known as the anti-anxiety medication Xanax, that the 19-year-old singer had in his system. Police have said he failed a field sobriety test after they had caught him allegedly drag racing on January 23.

Bieber, who is Canadian, was charged with driving under influence, resisting arrest without violence and driving on an expired license. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Bieber took pot prescription meds before Miami arrest authorities

Justin Bieber. AP

The "Boyfriend" singer, who is under the U.S. legal drinking age of 21, also had a minimal amount of alcohol in his system but had difficulty performing a breathalyzer test for alcohol, police said in an affidavit.

The affidavit was posted online by the CBS television affiliate in Miami, WFOR-TV, and its authenticity was confirmed by Miami Beach police detective Vivian Hernandez.

The singer's representatives declined to comment.

Bieber, whose private life has taken a tumultuous turn in the past year, was also charged on Wednesday with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto in December.

(Writing by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Amanda Kwan)

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