After U.S. customs detained his private jet for several hours at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, Justin Bieber was finally granted permission to enter into the United States. What was the reason behind the detainment? Authorities, using sniffer dogs, were searching for illegal substances, which they had detected an odor of when the jet arrived.
Bieber was traveling from Canada, his home country, to the U.S., after being charged with assault on a limo driver that occurred after the singer did not get his way with the loudness of the radio. The incident happened on Dec. 29 after Bieber and some of his friends watched a Toronto Maple Leafs game.
Bieber, his father and several members of his entourage were on the plane and were headed to the Super Bowl festivities.
After his private jet was detained by U.S. customs for several hours, Justin Bieber was granted access to come into the nation. Authorities did not find any contraband, but they did escort all passengers to a holding area to be questioned before they could leave the airport.
The action taken by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers is precautionary one week after the young adult was taken into Miami custody for allegedly drag racing in a residential area while he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He has been charged with three counts of DUI, drag racing, resisting arrest with no violence and driving without a valid license.
A toxicology report stipulates Bieber had used Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety medication, as well as pot the night of the arrest. He’s been released on bail until his hearing Feb. 14. The “Love Me” singer is also the primary suspect in the egging of his Calabasas, Calif. neighbor’s home.
Los Angeles’ Loyola Law School professor Stan Goldman said if any of the three criminal cases end in a conviction, he’ll not likely get the benefit of the doubt and it would cause him serious headaches trying to travel around the world. Judges would have to approve his itinerary before he could actually enter into a country.