Justin Bieber Sheriff's Raid Details: Singer Was Asleep, Then Tried to "Be Tough" When Detectives Arrived

"It's a little weird to get woken up by a team of detectives," a law-enforcement source tells E! News, adding that Bieber and his security team complied with authorities

By Natalie Finn, Holly Passalaqua Jan 15, 2014 12:30 AMTags
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Justin Bieber was apparently catching up on some much-needed rest when the L.A. County Sheriff's Department came a-knockin' this morning.

A law enforcement source exclusively tell E! News that the 19-year-old and five or six houseguests were sound asleep when authorities showed up to search his Calabasas, Calif., home after a neighbor reported that Bieber had egged his house.

But once he woke up, the pop superstar more or less behaved himself, the source added.

"Justin was fine. It is little weird to get woken up by a team of detectives," the insider said.

"Justin had to be calmed down [by law enforcement]. He wasn't disrespectful, but he was wanting to know what was going on. He also seemed like he was trying to be tough in front of his friends."

Bieber was subsequently asked to sit down so that the detectives could explain what was going on. His security team went along with the program, the source added.

According to the source, a security guard and someone who appeared to be another Bieber staffer were in the garage when deputies arrived, but everyone else in the house—including Bieber pal Lil Za, who was arrested on suspicion of drug possession—was asleep.

The source also told E! that the substance that was initially identified as cocaine in the house, as Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said during a press conference earlier today, might actually have been MDMA, or "molly." Detectives may also have found Xanax in the house and narcotics investigators are looking into it, the source added.

We're told that those who conducted the raid did recover surveillance footage from the home, but the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station was not equipped to watch it and they will be sending it to another station to be viewed.

Whitmore said at the press conference that Bieber had not been "exonerated" as far as the egg-throwing allegations went, nor had he been arrested.