Paris Hilton Arrested in Las Vegas on Cocaine Charge

Originally published: August 28, 2010
Updated: December 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

Hotel Heiress and Socialite Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday night and charged with cocaine possession, celebrity website TMZ reported on Saturday.

Hilton, 29, a former reality TV star, was arrested after a traffic stop by police in which an undisclosed amount of cocaine was allegedly found in her purse, the website said. Hilton was a passenger in the car; the unidentified driver was charged with driving under the influence. Hilton was released from jail early on Saturday morning, the website reported.

Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton, has been in the news a lot lately. Yesterday there was news of her boyfriend Cy Waits pulling a gun on an intruder at Hilton’s Los Angeles home.

While driving in a black Cadillac Escalade on the Vegas strip last night around 11:30 local time, police saw a smoke trail coming from the vehicle. Apparently they smelled the scent of marijuana, so they decided to take action.

“Officers noticed a vehicle leaving smoke trail of a controlled substance (and) made a stop based on that,” Marcus Martin, the Las Vegas police spokesman explained.

Upon searching the SUV, police found a white powdery substance that was later detected to be cocaine. The driver of the vehicle who’s name was not released has been charged with driving under the influence, while Paris Hilton has been charged with cocaine possession.

This certainly isn’t the first time Hilton has been arrested. She has been arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana in South Africa following a World Cup match, and reckless driving back in 2007.

Hilton, the great-granddaughter of Hilton hotels founder Conrad Hilton, has worked as a model, singer, actress, fashion designer and reality TV star. She runs multimillion-dollar businesses based on her name including clothing lines, fragrances and wine.

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