Justin Bieber was abusive, harassing on mile-'high' flight

Authorities could tell Bieber and his friends had been smoking pot, but let them go when no unsmoked weed was found aboard his plane.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy  |  Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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TETERBORO, N.J., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Pilots flying Justin Bieber's private jet to New Jersey for the Super Bowl were forced to don oxygen masks so as not to inhale the marijuana smoke emanating from the cabin.

According to the official incident report, Bieber, his father, Jeremy Bieber, and their 10 guests harassed the flight attendant and refused to comply when the pilots asked them to stop smoking pot in flight.

“The flight attendant stated the passengers, including Bieber and his father, Jeremy Bieber were extremely abusive verbally and she would not work another flight with them," the report said, adding that she spent much of the flight from Waterloo, Ontario, to Teterboro avoiding the passengers.

“The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking marijuana,” it said. “The captain also stated he needed to request that the passengers stop their harassing behavior toward the flight attendant and after several warnings asked the flight attendant to stay with him near the cockpit to avoid any further abuse.”

Authorities from the DEA and Customs and Border Protection met the plane at Teterboro airport, where they used drug-sniffing dogs to search the plane. The dogs repeatedly sat down, indicating the possible presence of drugs, but no unsmoked weed was found.

Bieber admitted in an interview with authorities that he did smoke marijuana and drink alcohol in flight, but said there was no more.

The troubled pop star and his entourage were allowed to leave after the crew declined to press charges, and when empty bags that appeared to have contained marijuana were found, they could not be conclusively linked to Bieber or his guests.

The weekend incident is the third time in the past month Bieber has had a run-in with the law. He was arrested in January for intoxicated driving in Miami, Fla., and then arrested in Toronto for allegedly assaulting a limo driver.

His recent troubles spilled over into his social plans for Super Bowl weekend, where he was reportedly barred from entering popular Manhattan club 1 Oak and turned away from at least four Super Bowl parties.

[NBC News] [NY Daily News]

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