Report: Pilots on Justin Bieber’s Plane Had to Wear Masks Because of Pot Smoke

The pop star and his dad were stopped by police when they landed, but were not detained

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Justin Bieber and his entourage filled their private plane with so much marijuana smoke during a flight last week that the pilots had to don oxygen masks, according to a police report obtained by NBC News.

The reportedly hot-boxed flight came Friday as Bieber, his father and 10 friends were on their way to the Super Bowl in a leased Gulfstream IV. The plane was met by federal authorities when it landed at a small New Jersey airport. “The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking marijuana,” the official report of the incident reads, according to NBC. “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.”

The report goes on to describe how one flight attendant claimed that Bieber and his father were verbally abusive during the trip.

The plane was met by DEA and Customs and Border Protection agents and the police when it landed. The cabin still smelled like marijuana when police entered it, NBC reports. When questioned, Bieber admitted to smoking weed and drinking alcohol, the report says. No marijuana was found and none of the members of the flight crew were willing to press charges against the pop star, so the group was allowed to leave.

Bieber has run into legal trouble several other times in recent weeks. In late January, he was arrested for allegedly drunk driving and drag racing in Miami, and later that month he was arrested in Toronto for alleged assault on a limo driver — an incident that took place in late December.