While the headlines dominating TV and newspapers in the US lately involve the partying antics of Britney, including her crotch flashing, In Touch Weekly is the first publication to print a report of the mother's drug-taking habits.
In their new issue, In Touch reports that a celebrity pub claims that Britney is a pill-popper.
The magazine's latest issue states that on November 27, Britney visited the restaurant Dan Tana's in West Hollywood, the same infamous night when an out-of-control Spears was seen exiting the eatery with a glass of wine as she walked to her car.
Sources claimed that while inside, Spears paid a visit to the ladies' room, where she plopped her purse down on the counter and in front of several witnesses opened her bag to reveal a bounty of pills inside.
"It looked like a pharmacy in there - I have never seen so many pills," Perez Hilton quoted an eyewitness, as saying.
"There was a bottle of Paxil (an antidepressant) and a bottle of Xanax (for anxiety) that she took out and put on the counter," the eyewitness added.
In addition to that one visit to the ladies room, Britney has allegedly been spending a lot of time in the rest rooms of clubs and after-hours parties lately.