(TETERBORO, N.J.) — While possibly heading to New Jersey for the Super Bowl, Justin Bieber’s private plane was stopped and held at Teterboro Airport on Friday on suspicion that marijuana was on board, sources confirmed to ABC News.
The sources said Bieber was on the plane that was held on the tarmac.
Federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News that Bieber was allowed to deplane, but that he is still inside the customs terminal at Teterboro.
The plane arrived Friday just before 3 p.m. from Toronto when inspectors with Customs and Border Protection thought they smelled marijuana and began a search, the sources said.
Bieber was flying into the area at the same time Super Bowl weekend is taking place with various parties happening in New York City.
This comes after a string of recent run-ins with the law. Just days ago, Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police in connection with an alleged assault that happened last year.
According to Toronto police, Bieber went to a hockey game on Dec. 29 at the Air Canada Centre, then later that night police were called to the area and began investigating whether it was the singer or a member of his entourage who was involved in the assault.
Bieber was arrested for alleged DUI and drag racing in Miami, Fla., after leaving a nightclub around 4 a.m. Jan. 23.
Even before that, Bieber’s Los Angeles home was searched in early January, as police were looking for evidence he was involved in a neighborhood egging that could result in a felony.
Attempts to reach Bieber’s rep have not been returned.
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Michael Pearson, CNN Newswire