Paris Hilton Corralled on Cocaine Charge in Vegas
Paris Hilton has skated on pot charges twice this summer. Now the seemingly Teflon celebutante has to deal with something potentially more serious after getting busted in Las Vegas late last night for possession of cocaine.
Here's what went down, according to the LVPD.
Hilton and gunslinging boyfriend Cy Waits were in a black Escalade on the Strip around 11:30 p.m. when cops saw what they believed was marijuana smoke emanating from the windows. They searched the SUV and found a small amount of cocaine on her.
Hilton, 29, and Waits, 34, were booked into the Clark County jail.
She was charged on a count of felony cocaine possession and released a few hours later without having to post bail
About 3 a.m., she tweeted but made no mention of her escapdes. "In bed watching Family Guy" and "Going to sleep. Good night everyone, Xoxo Paris"
Waits remained behind bars on a count of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The arrest caps a whirlwind week for Hilton, who, with the help of Waits, managed to thwart a home invasion on Tuesday morning.
Hilton's lawyer, David Chesnoff, has cautioned that "people not rush to judgment."
After all, the heiress, who vowed to reform her party-hearty lifestyle following her 2007 DUI jail stint, did manage to avoid prosecution following her South African bust back in July (her friend took the fall). Weeks later, she was briefly detained in France for pot possession but not charged.
Will the third time be the charm? Who knows—we just can't wait to hear what kind of excuse she comes up with.
(Originally published Aug. 28, 2010, at 7:46 a.m. PT)
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