Police claim Cher's Malibu home was a 'drug den', but the singer was unaware of what was going on

Cher's Malibu home was a temprorary drug den without her knowledge leading to the arrest of one of her assistant's sons


                            Police claim Cher's Malibu home was a 'drug den', but the singer was unaware of what was going on

It has been reported that Cher's Malibu home was a drug den, but apparently without her knowledge. Her Malibu mansion was raided by the authorities last Thursday. 

As reported by TMZ, the search resulted in the arrest of Donovan Ruiz, the 23-year-old son of one of the singer's assistants, who lives at her residence. According to reports, the police found a variety of narcotics and other drug paraphernalia both on Ruiz, as well as in his room. A box of .22 caliber bullets was also recovered from his room. 

Cher (Source: Getty Images)
Cher (Source: Getty Images)

Upon searching clothes, the police allegedly found  1.3 grams of fentanyl powder, a Xanax pill, an unknown white pill, tin foil and a pink straw with brown residue. When Ruiz's room was searched, the police say that they found 16 yellow pills marked "215", 2 pink pills marked "K40", 3 Suboxone strips, 4 fentanyl patches, 2 boxes of .22 caliber ammunition and a Gucci box containing burnt foil and a straw.

The police were worried about things taking a violent turn and also called in the paramedics. According to official documents, the police had every reason to believe that Donovan was selling narcotics and also sold heroin to a Ventura County resident in September who overdosed and passed away -- which led to the police getting the search warrant. 

Ruiz was arrested based on a felony charge for supplying narcotics to someone who passed away. He has been sent to custody at the Ventura Main Jail for sale of a controlled substance. Ruiz's bail was set at $500,000 and his arraignment will take place on Monday, October 1 at 1.30pm. At the time of his arrest, Cher was not home and was on tour.