Amanda Bynes was arrested for drug use on Thursday (23.05.13).

The 27-year-old actress has been arrested after she was allegedly caught smoking marijuana and acting erratically at her New York City apartment.

The 'She's the Man' star was handcuffed and taken away by police after receiving complaints that she was smoking the illegal substance in the building's lobby.

Amanda, who reportedly threw a bong out the window, was taken to hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and then charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana.

It's not the first time the troubled star has had a brush with the law, however.

Amanda was banned from driving after being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and previously had to settle two separate hit-and-run cases.

TMZ reports that Amanda moved to her New York home after being evicted from her last apartment for smoking marijuana.

Following the former Nickelodeon star's arrest it was revealed that Amanda's parents are concerned about their daughter's disturbing behavior.

A source told Radar Online: ''Rick and Lynn have met with several lawyers that handle conservatorships in the past month because they want to get a conservatorship of their daughter.''