Hotel heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton was arrested late Las Vegas on charges of cocaine possession. This was Paris’s third brush with the law in the last few months, but the first to involve cocaine. There had long been rumors and suspicions that she was more than just a casual partier, but now there is indisputable proof. Only one question remains – Is Paris Hilton hooked on coke?
Paris Hilton Arrested in Las Vegas
According to Las Vegas police the vehicle Hilton was traveling in was pulled over after officers noticed marijuana smoke coming out of the vehicle.
According to the AP, police Sgt. John Sheahan said the arresting officer “followed the vapor trail and the odor of marijuana to the Escalade.”
As other police came to scene and a crowd gathered, Hilton asked to go into the Wynn Hotel-Resort for privacy, Sheahan said.
“Miss Hilton pulled out a tube of lip balm,” Sheahan said. “At the same time … a bundle of cocaine in a plastic bag came out of her purse” in plain view of police in the room.
Hilton’s boyfriend Cy Waits, who was driving the car, was arrested on DUI charges.
Paris Hilton’s Troubles with the Law
Paris Hilton has been arrested twice over the last three years (and there have been rumors of other close calls with the law). Back in 2007 Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving and spent 24 days in jail. She famously appeared on the Larry King Live show after she was released from jail, claiming she had given up the unrewarding life of a party girl and was devoting her time to charitable causes.
However, in a foreshadowing of today’s arrest, Hilton was arrested for suspected marijuana possession a few months ago at the World Cup in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but the charges were later dropped when a friend who was with her claimed the dope was all hers.
Hilton was also detained by police on the French island Corsica when they found less than a gram of marijuana in her purse, but she was eventually released with no charges.
Drug Rehab in Paris’s Future?
Given how things work in today’s world it seems almost inevitable that Paris will soon be copping a plea with the DA in Las Vegas and heading to drug rehab to avoid jail. And given that she was foolish enough to be carrying around a controlled substance in her purse while smoking weed in public, it is probably a good thing. The only real question remaining is what drug rehab facility she will end up at.