Here's one photo that Amanda Bynes probably won't be posting on her Twitter page.
After an ongoing pattern of disturbing behavior and reported drug use, the troubled actress was arrested last night in NYC for drug possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. She spent the night at a police station and is expected to appear in court today.
NBC News reports that the doorman in her apartment complex called police last night after she was blatantly smoking a joint in the lobby. When officers went to her apartment, they reported a "heavy smell of marijuana and smoke." After they pointed out the glass bong near her bed, she reportedly threw it out her window... which was 36 stories up. Nobody was injured from the falling bong, but it did lead to the additional charges of reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence.
Immediately following the arrest, Amanda was transferred to Roosevelt Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and then sent to a nearby police station. She could potentially face jail time for the incident because she was placed on three years' probation earlier this month after driving with a suspended license last year.
The latest news is that Amanda claimed the bong was "just a vase" in court this morning. Amanda was released without bail, with a court appearance set for July that she cannot miss if she wants to stay out of jail.
The drug arrest comes on the heels of a highly unflattering feature in InTouch magazine which alleged that she lived in squalor and did drugs including marijuana and cocaine. Amanda denied the contents of the article and announced via Twitter that she would sue.
However, this arrest could end up being a good thing for Amanda. If the psychiatric evaluation determines she has a medical condition which leads her to be a danger to herself or others (and throwing a bong from 36 stories up would be a good indicator of that), she could be placed under a conservatorship similar to the one Britney Spears currently has. Her parents, who have desperately been trying to help Amanda to no avail, would then be able to control her multi-million dollar fortune so she doesn't squander it all.
What do you think of Amanda's arrest?