Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge

Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas late Friday  for possession of an illegal substance.  A police motorcycle officer smelled marijuana smoke wafting from a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend on the Las Vegas Strip.  According to authorities, when they searched her purse they found cocaine in it.

Officer Marcus Martin said it was “a small amount” of the drug, a package of the size usually associated with personal use.

Hilton was arrested on suspicion of felony cocaine possession and Waits, 34, was arrested on misdemeanor suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

They were both booked into the Clark County jail, where Martin said Hilton was released without bail about 2:45 a.m. Saturday.  David Chesnoff, told The Associated Press on Saturday morning that he was still gathering facts about the arrest.

If convicted of the low-grade felony, Hilton would get probation. Any violation of probation would be punishable by one to four years in Nevada state prison.

Hilton was arrested earlier this summer after the Brazil-Netherlands World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on suspicion of possession of marijuana. The case was then dropped at a midnight court hearing.

Hilton pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. After spending about 23 days in jail, Hilton told CNN host Larry King that the experience caused her to re-evaluate the role partying played in her life. She said she wanted “to help raise money for kids and for breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.”

We wonder what the new pledge will be!

Get to know Paris

Related Blogs

Liked this article? Read another similar article.
Stumble! for WP
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.