Paris Hilton was arrested Friday night. No, this isn’t an old news story, because Paris Hilton was arrested for possession of cocaine this time. According to website TMZ, Hilton was the passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over on Friday night. The driver was arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence of drugs), and Hilton was also arrested when she was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. As is normally the case, police did tests on the substance and determined it to be cocaine. Now Hilton could face adding more to her criminal record if she is found guilty of being in possession of the cocaine, but for the time being she has been released on her own recognizance.
This just doesn’t seem to be surprising anymore when it comes to breaking the law and Paris Hilton, and while she is of course innocent until proven guilty, the circumstances surrounding her arrest aren’t going to be pleasant for her public image. That is an image that has been damaged by jail time in the past, and now she risks heading back to jail if she is found guilty of this possession charge. This is also the second time this summer that Hilton has been allegedly caught with drugs, and then claimed they weren’t hers. In a past story from TMZ, Hilton had been detained in South Africa when someone in her entourage was caught smoking marijuana. She was released with an apology for being detained in South Africa, but she may not get as lucky with the latest case in Las Vegas.
The circumstances of Hilton’s latest arrest certainly don’t seem positive for her, but she is claiming that the purse with her wasn’t hers, and that it wasn’t her cocaine inside. It’s not surprising that she would make this claim, but it will be more surprising if there are people out there that believe that Hilton was in possession of someone else’s purse. Maybe the benefit-of-the-doubt was lost on Hilton when she was arrested and put in jail for other criminal activity, or maybe it’s that we just don’t believe that she didn’t know that the driver was taking drugs before they got pulled over. The excuse of ignorance might have worked in the past for her, but she better hope that she has a judge that is willing to overlook her past when she steps in front of them, especially after already having spent time in jail.
TMZ; “Paris Hilton Arrested for Cocaine in Las Vegas”
TMZ; “Paris Hilton -“It Wasn’t My Purse”