Drugs Reportedly Found In Home of Bobbi Kristina Brown

By McCarton Ackerman 02/03/15

It was originally reported that no drugs were found, but a more in depth search by police revealed otherwise.

Bobbi Kristina Brown

Anonymous family sources have told TMZ that drugs were found by police during a second search of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s home.

Police won’t confirm whether drugs were found, but the family insider explained that police were only looking for items “out in the open” during their first search of Brown’s residence. A more thorough second search revealed drugs. Law enforcement sources also told TMZ their initial speculation was that Brown’s bathtub drowning was drug-related.

The 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home on Jan. 31. Her husband, Nick Gordon, performed CPR on Brown and she was rushed to a nearby hospital. She is now in a medically induced coma and breathing with the help of a ventilator, with sources reporting that she currently has brain swelling and “significantly diminished” brain function.

Although Brown’s family has released little information, they said in a statement yesterday that she is “fighting for her life.” A trusted source told Hollywood Life that Feb. 3 is “decision day.” They explained that “if her condition does not improve ... they will likely take her off life support.”

In March 2011, photos of Bobbi smoking what appeared to be cocaine went viral. She denied using drugs and claimed the photos were a set-up, tweeting that “people will do anything for money which is extremely sad, and I’m very hurt by this.” Four years earlier, Whitney reportedly prohibited her then-14-year-old daughter from using MySpace after photos of her allegedly drinking alcohol and smoking pot surfaced on the Internet.

Bobbi’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, wrote in her 2013 tell-all memoir that she was concerned about her granddaughter and how the death of her mother had impacted her. Whitney died from an accidental drowning in her bathtub in February 2011. The coroner’s report found multiple substances in her blood, including Xanax, cocaine, marijuana, Benadryl, and a muscle relaxant.

“She’s not handling it good. None of us are,” wrote Cissy. "It doesn't mean that she is going to follow her [mother's] same path. She could but anybody could. I don't want to jinx her. I'm trying to make sure she doesn't." She also revealed that Whitney brought Bobbi along for part of her drug treatment in 2005.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.