By Scott T. Sterling
Just when it seemed that things couldn’t get any worse for embattled pop superstar Justin Bieber, well, things just got worse.
According to the New York Post, Bieber’s private plane was detained at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport today (Jan. 31) on the suspicion that marijuana was on the aircraft.
The singer and his entourage made the flight to Jersey en route to attending the myriad of parties surrounding this Sunday’s Super Bowl game, happening at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
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After a customs agent detected “a strong odor of pot,” drug-sniffing dogs were dispatched into the private plane, with the animals detecting marijuana in two pieces of luggage. Upon further investigation, no weed was found in either bag.
Customs and Border Protection officials declined to make a comment on the situation, per the NY Post.
This latest incident follows Bieber’s recent spat of run-ins with the law, including turning himself in to Toronto police earlier this week on an assault charge, and getting arrested in Miami. Bieber is set to be arraigned on Feb. 14 for those charges, which include DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Bieber is also possibly facing an additional court appearance following recent claims of vandalism by a California neighbor who says Bieber egged his house.
Bieber’s legal troubles have also caused a group of Americans to petition that the White House revoke his green card on the grounds that he is “threatening the safety of our people” and being “a terrible influence on our nation’s youth.”
And as if his week hasn’t been busy enough, Bieber rather awkwardly dropped a video for his song “Confident” around the same time the news of his Toronto surrender took place.