Police stumble upon burglars' plan to break into Demi Lovato's LA mansion during her rehab stay
Lovato has a well-known history of struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse and is currently undergoing treatment at a rehab facility
Demi Lovato's hospitalization and admission into rehab for heroin addiction have meant that her posh Los Angeles home was left unattended, becoming a destination of choice for burglars looking for a quick pay off. However, a recent scheme to rob the residence has apparently been foiled by the police department, with security around the compound said to have also been increased as a result.
According to TMZ, law enforcement nabbed a group of thieves shortly after the announcement that the 26-year-old had been taken to a rehab facility out of the state to speed her recovery. While the arrests were initially not related to Lovato, police later found electronic communications among the crew that uncovered their plans to rob her $8.3 million four-bedroom mansion while she was away.
The tabloid further states that the thieves were not targeting Lovato specifically. Their list of intended targets included normal residents as well, but it seems as though the singer's absence provided them with an opportunity that otherwise would not have been so forthcoming.
The 'Give Your Heart a Break' hitmaker was rushed to an LA hospital last month after suffering from a heroin overdose. She was reportedly found unconscious and treated with Narcan — an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses — before being taken to the hospital. It was later revealed that she had possibly overdosed on oxycodone that had been laced with Fentanyl, the same drug that killed Prince and Lil Peep.
Lovato addressed her overdose by saying, "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."
She was eventually discharged at the start of the month from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A and took a private plane to a rehab facility outside California. As a part of her recovery process, the singer's team is said to have enacted a plan to distance the "negative people and yes men" who contributed to her desperate downward spiral.
The 26-year-old also flew to Chicago to see a psychiatrist who specializes in health, sobriety and overall wellness as part of her rehab. She was in the city for several days before flying back to continue her recovery at the aforementioned rehab facility.
Lovato has a well-known history of struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse. She spent a year in a sober-living facility in LA because she felt it would be the best way to avoid returning to her addictions but later said in an interview that she was under the influence of cocaine while being interviewed about her sobriety for 'Demi Lovato: Stay Strong.'