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Former Child Star Arrives At Court In Blue Wig

posted 9 Jul 2013, 09:08 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 9 Jul 2013, 09:08 ]

Amanda Bynes arrives at court in another wig to face allegations of unlawful possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORKUNITED STATES (JULY 9, 2013) (REUTERS) -  American actress Amanda Bynes appeared in court on Tuesday (July 9) to face allegations of possessing marijuana and tossing a bong out of the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

The former Nickelodeon child star arrived at court dressed in black tank-top, sweatpants and long blue wig. At her previous appearance she wore a long-sleeved black shirt and a disheveled platinum blonde wig.

She has been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence, according to court documents. All the alleged offenses are classified as misdemeanors rather than felonies.

Bynes was silent during the proceedings as the judge postponed the hearing. The actress, 27, who has had several brushes with the law in the past year and is on probation for driving on a suspended license in California, was ordered to return to court on September 26th.

New York police were called to Bynes' 47th Street Midtown high-rise building on May 23rd after an employee there reported that someone was smoking marijuana in the building's lobby. Police said they were then directed to Bynes' apartment, where the actress invited them in. Officers said they detected a strong smell of marijuana in the apartment and observed the bong - a tube-shaped water pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana - in the apartment. It is alleged that Bynes then grabbed the bong and threw it out the window and the actress was taken into custody, according to police.

Bynes, who had her own TV comedy sketch show on Nickelodeon at the age of 13, has gained a strong Internet following for her recent bizarre behavior and statements on her Twitter social media account, which include calling the Obamas "ugly", striving to reach the weight of 100 lbs (45 kg) and her obsession with plastic surgery.

The actress has not appeared in a film since 2010's "Easy A" and has appeared in court over a slew of driving violations in the past year, including drunk driving, and hit and run.