The pictures of Amanda Bynes arrested looking heavily drugged, has created quite a stir. She appeared in the criminal court wearing a blonde wig. The police arrested Amanda Bynes on charges of throwing a Marijuana bong out of her Manhattan apartment. Building officials complained that the 27 year old, who was a former child star, was seen smoking pot and rolling a joint in the lobby.
The two mug shots of Amanda Bynes, one of them with shaved head as she had to remove her wig for police pictures, have shocked people. A police offer said, ‘I observed [Amanda] grab said bong, run to the westbound-facing window, and throw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below.’ The police said that as they went to the 36th floor, they saw thick smoke coming from her apartment. Amanda is said to have lied to the police saying, “it was just a vase,” according to information given by Manhattan assistant district attorney.
The dramatic change in Amanda Bynes look due to heavy drug use has made her virtually unrecognizable. Bynes was in police custody for Thursday night and was taken to the court on Friday morning where a battery of media was waiting for her. She has been charged for tampering with the evidence, apart from the main charge of unlawful Marijuana possession. The judge released her and asked her to be present at the court on July 9.
Amanda’s lawyer said that she had no previous case of drug usage but the judge said that she had many out-of-state cases. Though this is the first time for her in New York, Amanda Bynes has been charged with hit and run cases in Cailfornia, twice with her driving license being suspended. She was again charged last fall for driving the vehicle on a suspended license.
Her lawyer said she had no record in New York, but the judge noted she had several out-of-state cases. In California in December, the former Hairspray star resolved a misdemeanor hit-and-run case after entering into a civil settlement with other drivers.
Also in California, she was charged last fall with driving on a suspended license after it was temporarily taken away from her after two hit-and-run cases where she was accused of leaving the scene without providing proper information. A case of drunk driving had also been registered against her.
The New York County Judge Neil Ross let her off after a stern warning and told her not to create more trouble and be present for a hearing on July 9, 2013. This was what happened, verbatim –
The judge – I do want to make sure you understand. If you get arrested again … I’m going to be setting very, very significant bail.’
Amanda – Ok
The judge -You’re in a very, very challenging situation right now.
Once the judge wrapped up the case, Amanda turned to the judge and said, ‘Thank you sir, have a nice day.’
The Nickelodeon start got into a yellow cab that was waiting for her and left in a scuff as journalists and TV cameras followed her.
Amanda Bynes arrested pictures
This is Amanda Bynes apartment building, the 36th floor, out of which she threw a bong.