Bieber's house raided after egging incident

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  • Singer has been accused of vandalizing neighbor's home; friend picked up on drug charge
  • Police executed a felony search warrant on Bieber's Calabasas, California, mansion Tuesday morning
Police raid Justin Bieber's home after egging incident

Neighbor accuses Justin Bieber of egging home

Neighbor accuses Justin Bieber of egging home

A swarm of Los Angeles County police officers descended on pop star Justin Bieber's home Tuesday to execute a felony search warrant related to an egg-throwing incident earlier this month.

A neighbor has accused the 19-year-old singer, who was home during the search, of egging his house, according to police. Investigators said in a statement that they wanted to search Bieber's mansion for security camera footage that might be related to the incident.

Police spokesman Steve Whitmore said all parties were cooperative in the search. Bieber was not arrested but Xavier Smith, aka Lil Za, who was in the house at the time was taken into custody on a drug charge. Smith was later charged with felony vandalism for breaking a phone in the booking cell while he was trying to arrange bond on the drug charge, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Sgt. Chad Waters, the watch commander at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station. Smith was kept in custody on the newest charge.

When asked if Bieber was being unfairly targeted because of his celebrity status, Thompson said, "I get that the eggs don’t seem that significant but it does rise to the level of a felony. There is a victim in this case that had extensive damage to their home and that’s a serious incident... We hope maybe understanding the gravity of this will change some of the behavior."

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Investigators said the vandalism damage to the home of Bieber's neighbor was estimated to be about $20,000. Since the damage exceeds $950, Bieber could face felony charges if he was involved, according to L.A. County Sheriff's Sgt. Don Prince.

Bieber moved into his $6.5 million mansion -- situated in an exclusive gated community in Calabasas, California -- two years ago.

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His neighbors have complained about his behavior in the past, according to a sheriff's spokesperson who said two people accused Bieber of speeding down residential streets in May. A neighbor also accused Bieber of spitting on him and making threats during a heated confrontation in March.

Bieber's representative declined to comment.

CNN's Alan Duke contributed to this report.

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