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Bieber smoked pot, took Xanax before Miami arrest: Police

Published on Jan 31, 2014 6:15 AM
 
Pop singer Justin Bieber arrives at a police station in Toronto on Jan 29, 2014. Bieber smoked marijuana and took the anti-anxiety drug Xanax before his arrest in Florida last week, police said on Thursday, a day after he was charged in Toronto over a separate case. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MIAMI (AFP) - Teen idol Justin Bieber smoked marijuana and took the anti-anxiety drug Xanax before his arrest in Florida last week, police said on Thursday, a day after he was charged over a separate case.

Bieber has pleaded not guilty to charges of drink driving, resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence for drag racing in a flashy Italian sports car in Florida.

"He was driving with Xanax and marijuana in his system when he was pulled over last week by Miami Beach police," Sergeant Bobby Hernandez told Agence France-Presse.

A preliminary toxicology report does not indicate how much THC - found in pot - or key Xanax ingredient alprazolam Bieber had in his system. It turned up negative for illicit drugs such as cocaine, opiates and methamphetamine.

 
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