Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paris Hilton Arrested for Cocaine Possession

By Hollie McKay

Paris Hilton was arrested late Friday for possession of cocaine, a Las Vegas Police spokesperson confirmed to Pop Tarts.

The hotel heiress was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police after officers smelled what they suspected was marijuana. 
"Officers noticed a vehicle leaving smoke trail of a contolled substance (and) made a stop based on that," Las Vegas police spokesman Marcus Martin told The Associated Press.
The driver was arrested for drug possession and through further interaction between Hilton and authorities, it was discovered she was in possession of cocaine, police say.
Hilton was detained at the Clark County Detention Center and released at around 2:30 a.m. PT Saturday. 
Her representative was not immediately available for comment. Her publicist, Dawn Miller, did not immediately return an e-mail message from the AP.
Police didn't immediately released the name of the man who was driving the car. Martin said he's not sure if he was also arrested.
The socialite is no stranger to troubles with the law. She was arrested 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 U.S. television 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."
Deidre Behar and The Associated Press contributed to this report


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