Justin Bieber and his father are apparently not well-behaved guests.
NBC News reports that Bieber, his father and an entourage of 10 friends smoked a tremendous amount of marijuana and were abusive to an attendant during a private flight from Canada to New Jersey.
Bieber and his guests had leased a Gulfstream IV luxury jet to transport them to the States to attend the Super Bowl and its associated parties (many of which a 19-year-old Bieber was not even permitted to attend). The pop star, his father, and their friends were reportedly unbelievably rude to the flight attendant during the trip.
“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,” NBC's report claims. Apparently, the flight's captain repeatedly asked his passengers to stop harassing the flight attendant, but they ignored him. After several incidents, the pilot told the attendant to stay with him near the cockpit in order to avoid further abuse.
The captain also had to repeatedly ask his passengers to stop smoking marijuana because they were creating so much smoke that it actually began to seep into the pressurized cockpit. The co-pilots were forced to wear oxygen masks in order to prevent themselves from inhaling the smoke and getting high, which would have severely impaired their ability to safely maneuver the aircraft. If the pilots accidentally inhaled the smoke and failed drug tests after the flight, they could have risked losing their licenses.
"If this were a commercial flight, the pilots would have landed that airplane immediately and arrests would have been made," says Aviation Safety Attorney Michael Pangia.
Essentially, Bieber and his crew hot-boxed their plane to such an extreme that it actually caused a dangerous situation.
The aircraft was reportedly met by a host of DEA agents, police, drug-sniffing dogs and Border and Customs Protection agents when it touched down in New Jersey. The report states that the plane's cabin was still filled with smoke and an overpowering smell of marijuana when it was searched, and that while possible traces of the drug were found in a few bags, no unsmoked marijuana was discovered. Bieber admitted to officers that he had smoked pot and drank alcohol while on the flight but said that he did not have any additional drugs on him. Without finding any unsmoked marijuana, Bieber, his father and his guests were allowed to go.
While medical marijuana is legal in the state of New Jersey, possession of any amount of recreational cannabis is not.
Bieber has definitely started out 2014 on a bad foot; he has had run-ins with the law for allegedly egging his neighbor's house and driving with an expired license. He has also been recently been charged with assaulting a limo driver back in December of 2013.
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