Paris Hilton was charged with a felony Monday, just days after her arrest in Las Vegas. Paris Hilton has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to website TMZ, which has a copy of the police report in Las Vegas. To be exact, she is accused of having .8 grams of cocaine in her possession, and the criminal report probably won’t turn out very well for Hilton in the court of public opinion. With her past problems with the law getting coupled with her strong reputation of just being a party girl, there aren’t that many people out there who believe she is innocent.
We reported on Paris Hilton’s arrest on Friday night, when the vehicle she was in was pulled over in Las Vegas. The driver was arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence of drugs), and Hilton was also arrested when she was determined to be in possession of a controlled substance. The police tested that substance and determined it to be cocaine, and then released Hilton on her own recognizance. Now she is facing the formal charges, and will be forced to defend herself against the claims that she was indeed in possession of an illegal drug.
Right now, Hilton’s claim is that the purse that contained the cocaine was not hers, and that will probably be the statement that she maintains as this case heads toward a court date. It is a pretty flimsy claim, and one that it seems she thinks people will actually believe. There aren’t many Internet users who believe her right now, and even fewer who believe she didn’t know that the guy she was with was on drugs. It really just looks like Hilton got caught for breaking the law again, and that she will pay a lot of money to get a lawyer who can get her out of this latest bump in her celebrity status.
The Chicago Tribune presented a timeline of Hilton’s recent run-ins with the law, which included her violation of parole sentencing in 2007 that put her in jail for 23 days. Then, on July 2 of this year, Hilton was arrested in South Africa on suspicion of possessing marijuana, but those charges were later dropped. That probation was for a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in 2006, which got her license suspended. She then was caught driving on that suspended license twice, once for driving 70 in a 35 mph zone. The probation violation put her in prison, and now, just a few years later, she is in trouble again.