Justin Bieber flies high?
posted at 7:35 am on February 5, 2014 by Ed Morrissey
I mean, really high. As in, so high that pilots have to wear oxygen masks in order to keep from getting contact highs and losing their licenses because of failed drug tests:
Justin Bieber and his father were “extremely abusive” to a flight attendant as their private jet flew from Canada to New Jersey on Friday, forcing her to take refuge in the cockpit, according to an official report obtained exclusively by NBC News.
According to multiple law enforcement sources, the leased, luxurious Gulfstream IV on which the 19-year-old Canadian pop star, his father and an entourage of 10 friends traveled was so full of marijuana smoke that the pilots were forced to wear oxygen masks.
“The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking marijuana,” says the official report of the incident. “The captain also stated he needed to request that the passengers stop their harassing behavior toward the flight attendant and after several warnings asked the flight attendant to stay with him near the cockpit to avoid any further abuse.”
Read the whole thing. One gets the impression that the real problem here isn’t Bieber as much as it is his father — and that some significant time behind bars might do both of them some good. It does, though, almost answer the question of why the DEA took such an interest in their flight last week. I’d bet that the pilots and the attendant alerted the DEA as to what was happening during the flight.