Amanda Bynes Busted For Pot, Taken For Psych Evaluation
Amanda Bynes, the former Nickelodeon actress, was arrested in her midtown Manhattan apartment after allegedly throwing a bong out the window on Thursday evening. After Bynes submitted to a psychiatric evaluation, she was booked for reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana.
A building official had put a call into authorities yesterday to report that the What A Girl Wants star was rolling a joint and smoking marijuana in the apartment building’s lobby, according to police. When officers arrived at Bynes’s apartment, they reported that there was a cloud of smoke and a bong, which she proceeded to throw out the window.
Bynes, 27, was taken to Roosevelt Hospital following the incident and put under psychiatric observation. She was then taken to a midtown police station, where she spent the night. She is scheduled to stand before a judge Friday.
This is the latest in a long string of odd behavior from the former child star and self-professed retired millionaire. Through her Twitter account, she’s revealed a shocking new look that includes wild platinum blond hair, cheek piercings and gaudy makeup. She’s been kicked out of a slew of workout facilities for disturbing classes, and has taken to tweeting vulgar thoughts about rapper Drake.
After a series of car accidents and DUI arrests in Los Angeles, Bynes made the move to New York City in September of last year. There have been reports that her L.A.-based family would like her move back to the area so that they could look after her, but are limited in what they can do since she’s an adult. This latest incident, however, could finally force the troubled star to get the help she might need.