Socialite Paris Hilton got “busted” last night around 11:30 PM for possession of cocaine. Evidently, Hilton was out partying in Las Vegas, when Clark County officers pulled over a car suspected to have cloud of marijuana smoke coming from it. The car, a black Cadillac Escalade, was occupied by a “friend” who was driving and Ms. Hilton. Hilton was booked in the Clark County Detention Center and arrested on felony cocaine possession charges. The driver of the Escalade, though not named yet, was also arrested for driving under the influence, according to CNN.
Passersby noticed it was Hilton in the car and crowds gathered to watch the fiasco. How long was Paris held in the detention center? You can guess, she was only there a few hours and then she was released early this morning on her own recognizance. Hilton, at 29 has a growing history of drug charges.
Just this summer after the World Cup in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Hilton was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana. That case was dropped. In 2007, she pleaded no contest to reckless driving relating to alcohol and was arrested and was supposed to serve 45 days in jail. Similar to Lindsay Lohan, Hilton was released after serving only 23 days on that charge. After this charge she seemed remorseful and told Larry King on his talk show that she had re-evaluated her partying lifestyle while in jail and was now determined to help raise money for kids, breast cancer, and multiple sclerosis.
Just a few weeks later, Hilton was briefly detained in France for being in possession of less than a gram of pot.
It is unfortunate that Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and other young celebrities are living lives that set them up for failure in later years. Right now it only sparks interest among other young followers who idolize these iconic stars, and grabs the attention of the media. Later in life the habits these young stars are fueling will only come back to haunt them either as lifelong addictions or in the development of other serious health problems. When will these young people wake up? It’s unlikely with the kind of immoral world we live in and tolerate today. Interestingly, yet not surprising, Hilton has not posted a comment on her blog about this latest incident. What words, if any, of wisdom will she post for her impressionable followers to read?
Cnn.com: Paris Hilton busted for cocaine – This Just in – CNN.com Blogs
Mydailynews.com: Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine possession charges in Las Vegas, police say
Msnbc.com: Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge – Entertainment – Celebrities – TODAYshow.com