It has been reported by the Associated Press that Paris Hilton has been charged with felony drug possession after she was arrested in Las Vegas this weekend on charges of cocaine possession. She was freed without bail before dawn Saturday after spending less than three hours handcuffed on a jailhouse booking room bench. She will be arraigned on October 27, 2010 in Clark County District Court, Nevada. The felony cocaine possession charge could allow her probation if convicted. A violation of that probation is punishable with up to one to four years in Nevada state prison.
Miss Hilton has denied owning the purse in which police say they found less than a gram of cocaine after a traffic stop. The celebrity acknowledged ownership of the money and credit cards found in the purse along with the lip balm and asthma medication, but denied that the cocaine and the purse were hers. Hilton’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, said he would not comment on the police report, and added that the facts would be tested in the courtroom. Earlier this summer, Paris Hilton was detained but not convicted on suspicion of marijuana possession in South Africa and Corsica.
The socialite’s boyfriend Cy Waits, a managing partner of a Las Vegas nightclub, was arrested along with Hilton. He is accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a misdemeanor charge. He spent the night in jail before he was released on $2,000 bail with a Nov. 29 court date.
The couple had been stopped in a black Cadillac Escalade after the officer smelled a “vapor trail” of marijuana smoke. Police have not said whether marijuana was found in the vehicle.
Paris Hilton, 29 years old, was born in New York City in 1981. She is the oldest of four children of Rick and Kathy Hilton, heirs to the vast Hilton hotel and real estate dynasty. Paris has plans to become involved in the music business, has recorded an album and even started her own music label, Heiress Records, in order to release it.
Unfortunately, she is highly regarded as narcissistic with a superficial intellect and a materialistic bent. On the other hand, she is ambitious and driven to achieve, rather than simply falling back on her family’s huge fortune as many other young socialites do.