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Amanda Bynes released after pot arrest

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   May 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM   |   Comments

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May 24 (UPI) -- Amanda Bynes is not having a great week.

After she was refused access to a private flight Bynes barred from flight from New Jersey to Los Angeles for not carrying proper ID, she was arrested in Manhattan Thursday on drug possession charges.

Bynes was released on her own recognizance -- meaning she did not need to post bail -- Friday morning after she was charged in a New York court for reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana, Fox New York confirmed.

Police responded to a complaint that Bynes was smoking pot and rolling a joint in the lobby of an apartment building on West 47th Street Thursday night. She apparently heaved a bong out the window -- hence the endangerment and tampering chargers -- in an attempt to fool the cops.

Bynes was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where she was evaluated for mental health problems, before spending the night at the police station.

Bynes told a judge friday morning the bong was "just a vase" and denies any wrongdoing.

She's due back in court on July 9.

Here's Bynes as she was escorted from the courthouse into a taxi Friday morning:

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