Heiress, Paris Hilton, was just in the news last week when she woke up to find an intruder at her home, banging on the window and toting two knives. The police were duly notified and the intruder was arrested. Now Paris Hilton was arrested herself in Las Vegas late on Friday, August 27, when police saw a cloud of smoke coming out of the Cadilllac her boyfriend was driving, and suspected it was marijuana. The police found what they believed to be a small amount of cocaine on Paris.
Paris and her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub owner, Cy Waits, were arrested and taken to the Clark County jail. Paris was released in the morning without having to post bond.
Officer Marcus Martin confirmed that the substance found on Paris was tested and proved to be cocaine. The jet-setting heiress is now facing a felony cocaine possession charge. While there was no comment from Clark County District Attorney David Roger, Paris Hilton’s attorney, David Chesnoff told the media that he was in the process of collecting facts surrounding the arrest. “But I caution people not to rush to judgment,” he said.
This is a pretty silly statement for David Chesnoff to make about a rush to judgment on whether Paris Hilton uses drugs or not.
I would hardly say people are “rushing to judgment” in thinking Paris uses drugs when you take into account that Paris has had two run-ins with the law just last month, both concerning marijuana.
First Paris was taken into police custody in South Africa when some marijuana was found on her while she was at the World Cup game between the Netherlands and Brazil. A friend of Paris’ took the blame for owning the weed, which apparently wasn’t even enough to carry a bigger penalty then a fine.
Two weeks after that, on July 17th, Paris was arrested at Figari airport in Corsica when sniffer dogs were nosing around her luggage, causing the customs agents to take a closer look. Less than a gram of marijuana was found in her purse, the matter was handled and Paris Hilton was off to enjoy the rest of her Mediterranean vacation.
In court, these prior episodes may not mean anything, but in the public eye, it hardly seems like a rush to judgment to think Paris Hilton is using drugs when she is constantly being picked up for carrying illegal substances around the world. If she’s not using them, then she ought to stop carrying them for the people who are.
Yahoo News: Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge in Vegas (8/28/2010)
Fikkle Fame: Paris is a Friend of Cannabis Again (7/18/2010)