Date: 31st August 2010
Paris Hilton has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Paris Hilton's purse contained .8 grams of cocaine, cigarette wrappers commonly used for marijuana and a broken tablet of Albuterol when she was searched after a traffic stop, according to the police report.
The heiress, 29, was charged with felony cocaine possession following her weekend arrest in Las Vegas. The drug charge carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison if convicted.
Paris was arrested on Friday after police, at about 11:30 P.M., pulled over a Cadillac Escalade in which Paris was a passenger. According to an arrest report, cops smelled "a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle." The driver, Cy Waits, a Las Vegas nightclub mogul and Paris' lover, was taken into custody after failing on field sobriety tests.
The police later found the cocaine after Paris accidentally dropped it from her purse. The arrest report mentioned, "She told me the purse was not hers, and that she had borrowed it from a friend." However, she admitted that a broken tablet of Albuterol, which is commonly prescribed for diseases such as asthma, a $1,300 cash and credit cards in the purse were hers.
"I asked Hilton whose cocaine it was, and she said she had not seen it but now thought it was gum," the report read. She was later placed under arrest and transported into the Clark County Detention Center, where the white substance was confirmed to be 0.8 grams of cocaine. She was allowed to leave the jail on Saturday morning, August 28 after authorities determined she was not a flight risk.
Moreover, Paris, who's not sweating this at all, is even telling friends, "It could be a setup. Everyone knows how against cocaine I am." She also believes the cops were "star-struck and blew the whole thing way out of proportion."
Source: Press Release