Justin Bieber's tour bus raided, drugs, stun gun found, police say
Justin Bieber may have some explaining to do following a raid on his tour bus in Sweden.
Swedish police said that they found drugs and a stun gun on the 19-year-old performer's tour bus on Wednesday, April 24, according to the Associated Press.
Bieber was in Stockholm for a performance at the Globen concert venue when the small amount of drugs were discovered.
Lars Bystrom, a spokesman for the Stockholm police, explained that officers decided to act after smelling marijuana coming from inside the bus while it was parked outside the hotel where Bieber was staying in the Swedish capital. The drug squad searched the bus during the concert, according to the spokesman.
Bystrom would not identify the specific drug confiscated, and said that it was sent to a lab for analysis. He went on to tell the outlet that no one was arrested since the bus was empty at the time of the search.
Bieber had scheduled performances in Sweden running from April 22 through April 24. The singer's bus was reportedly raided about 30 minutes after he left to enter the arena for his Stockholm performance.
"Some of the rumors about me....where do people even get this stuff. whatever...back to the music," he Tweeted on April 25.
Earlier this year, photos that seemingly depicted Bieber smoking an unknown substance surfaced online. Shortly following the pictures' publication, the singer appeared as a guest host of the popular sketch comedy series, "Saturday Night Live."
While appearing on the series, Bieber played a Miley Cyrus superfan for the show's recurring skit, "The Miley Cyrus Show." The performer seemed to offer an apology for the photos, saying in character: "Miley, you're seriously my favorite singer of all time. You're light years better than that douche Justin Bieber. I also heard he got busted for smoking weed and that he's really sorry about it and people make mistakes and he's never going to do it again."
Bieber's European antics
The young performer has been making numerous headlines while in Europe for his "Believe" tour. On April 14, the performer garnered some negative attention after he visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. After visiting for more than an hour, he left a short message in the guest book, which read: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."
The performer, who faced an onslaught of criticism for his message, was visiting The Netherlands after he performed a concert in Arnhem on April 13. A museum spokesperson confirmed the visit to ABC News and said, "We think he meant it well."
On April 23, it was announced that the singer abandoned his pet monkey Mally in Germany. The pet was confiscated by German authorities at the Franz Josef Strass Airport in Munich on March 28, when Bieber did not present the necessary documentation to bring the 17-month-old monkey into the country. The "Boyfriend" singer, who arrived by private jet, was visiting Germany to perform at a concert.
On April 18, the singer's on-again-off-again ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez was reportedly spotted kissing Bieber in Norway, where he was performing in Oslo for his tour. The former couple was seen holding hands, hugging and kissing, an unnamed source told People magazine. The source added the two "looked really in love" and that it seemed the two were "back together."
The European leg of his tour is set to wrap on May 2 in Istanbul, Turkey.