Posted on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 12:00pm PDT
UPDATE -- Lindsay's rep Steve Honig has called and expressed his disapproval of this story. He has given us the following statement, "The bag contained crystals that had been purchased for Lindsay at a local shop."
Lindsay Lohan hung out with new friends outside of Hal's Bar & Grill in Venice Beach ... not far from her home.
The 25-year-old actress kept busy writing in a notebook and smoking cigarettes ... while those around her kept watch.
At one point, Lindsay can be seen taking a bag from a friend. Her friend checks out the contents of the bag and eventually, Lindsay takes a different bag from another guy and hands over the cash to pay for it. She then took time to chat with some young fans passing by.
SEE THE GALLERY Lindsay Lohan Makes Purchase In Venice
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