Amanda Bynes Released from Jail


ABC News(NEW YORK) — Amanda Bynes was arraigned and released in New York City Friday morning, just hours after being arrested for tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.

Bynes was just arraigned and released on her own recognizance, despite prosecutors requesting $1,000 bail.

Despite appearing in her arrest photos wearing a long blonde wig, the former child star is shown in her mugshot sporting a very short hairdo.

Bynes, 27, was arrested on Thursday evening. According to NYPD spokesman Det. Brian Sessa, police responded to a 911 call about a woman smoking marijuana in her apartment building lobby, and when they arrived, they were led to Bynes’s residence.

“There was a heavy smell of marijuana,” Sessa said, noting that when police arrives, Bynes “took the bong and threw it out the window.”

The actress, who has previously been charged with DUI, has displayed erratic behavior recently, tweeting provocative photos of herself and dramatically changing her look.  However, just last fall, Bynes told People magazine that she was “doing amazing,” and planning to launch a fashion line.

Bynes’s next court date has been set for July 9. 

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