Once again, Heiress and celebutante Paris Hilton is dusting off the old “it was not mine” defense in relation to a drug bust. It is the second time in two months that Hilton has been detained in a drug case, and the second time she has used the “it was not mine” defense.
This is getting monotonous.
Paris Hilton Arrested for Cocaine Possession
According to TMZ, Paris Hilton was arrested for cocaine possession Friday following a traffic stop outside the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Hilton was a passenger in a Black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend Cy Waits, 34. The Escalade was stopped by Las Vegas police after officers observed a cloud of smoke they suspected to be marijuana smoke wafting from the vehicle’s windows.
Waits was arrested for DUI (drug related/non-alcohol). According to published reports Paris Hilton was accompanied by officers inside the Wynn Hotel after she had requested to go inside for privacy purposes during the arrest. The AP reported Sergeant John Sheahan told them that a “a bindle of cocaine in a plastic bag” fell out of her purse in plain view of police officers in the room.
Tests confirmed the substance in Ms. Hilton’s Purse was cocaine.
Paris Hilton and Cy Waits were booked into the Clark County Jail. Hilton was charged with felony cocaine possession and released on her own recognizance early Saturday morning.
Paris Hilton Claims the Purse was Not Hers
Paris Hilton has retained high-powered Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff to handle her case. In an interview with the AP, Chesnoff cautioned people “not to rush to judgment”.
Hilton apparently is claiming that the purse which held the cocaine was not hers. This despite the fact that she was the only woman in the Escalade when it was stopped, and she carried it into the Wynn Hotel with her. Are we to believe the purse belonged to Waits? It is not the first time Paris Hilton has employed this defense.
Last month she was detained in Port Elizabeth, South Africa marijuana possession charges following a Brazil/Netherlands World Cup soccer match. Charges were dropped after police determined it was not Paris Hilton,but rather someone in her entourage that was smoking pot.
Do we notice a trend here?
Paris Hilton Needs New Friends
The “it was not mine” defense has a limited shelf-life and Paris Hilton is not going to get away with it this time.
If she is going to continue to blame her proximity to controlled substances on the people around her, perhaps she should surround herself with a different sort of friend.
As an old Scottish saying says “If you fly with the crows, you get shot with the crows”.
Another old saying is “If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck”. After two drug related incidents in less than two months, perhaps someone should check Paris Hilton for webbed feet.