Justin Bieber performs during at the Philips Arena Dec. 12 in Atlanta.(Photo: Ben Rose, Getty Images)
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Justin Bieber got some unexpected visitors Tuesday morning: sheriff's deputies with a warrant to search his home.
Investigators with the
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were looking for video from
Bieber's security cameras that might show what happened Thursday night
when eggs were thrown at a neighbor's home, according to a sheriff's
A judge gave deputies a felony search warrant, which they carried out Tuesday morning, the sheriff's statement said.
Bieber and several house
guests were asleep in the home when deputies arrived at 8 a.m.,
according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. David Thompson. He was
cooperative with the dozen deputies, but he did not answer questions
about the alleged vandalism, Thompson said.
Bieber hasn't spoken to investigators about last week's incident, and his representative had declined comment to CNN.
Bieber house guest arrested
One of Bieber's house
guests, rapper Lil Za, was arrested when deputies allegedly found
illegal drugs during their search, Thompson said. Although the drugs
were initially reported to be cocaine, Thompson later said they are
believed to be Ecstasy and Xanax, but lab tests will be needed to
The suspect was
identified as Xavier Smith, 20, who performs under the name Lil Za,
Thompson said. He was set to be released later Tuesday after posting a
$20,000 bond, Thompson said.
Video clues sought
"The purpose of the
search warrant is to seek video surveillance or other possible evidence
in the vandalism that occurred on January 9, 2014," the sheriff's
Deputies seized video from computer hard drives on the "extensive" security monitoring system on Bieber's estate, Thompson said.
Cameras capture just
about any movement on the property, he said. Detectives will spend the
next days scouring through the video for clues about who hurled eggs
toward the neighboring mansion last week, Thompson said.
If investigators find
enough evidence that Bieber, 19, threw the eggs that splattered against
his next-door neighbor's home, they could refer the matter to the
district attorney's office for possible prosecution, he said.
The vandalism damage to
the house of Bieber's neighbor was about $20,000, Thompson said. The
cost of repairing the damage to the house is a key factor in determining
the severity of the charge. Any damage of more than $950 would qualify
the charge as a felony.
Bieber lives in the
Oaks, an exclusive gated community, in Calabasas. He moved into a $6.5
million mansion there two years ago. An impressive list of the rich and
famous -- including Michael Jackson's mother and children -- live in the
neighborhood, about 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
His neighbors have
complained about Bieber several times in the past year, including in May
when two neighbors called the sheriff to report he was speeding down
residential streets, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Bieber's home in response, but the singer refused to talk to them,
Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
Retired NFL star
Keyshawn Johnson went to Bieber's home then to counsel him about the
dangers of going too fast on the residential streets, but Bieber
wouldn't speak to him, Johnson's rep told CNN in May.
A neighbor accused
Bieber of spitting on him and making threats during a heated
confrontation outside his home last March, Whitmore said. It prompted a
sheriff's probe, but no charges followed.