Some people just never learn their lessons. Even after stints in rehabilitation and prison, these Hollywood celebrities – Paris Hilton, Rapper T.I, and Faith Evans – just seem to have bad luck with the law when their all-night partying and drug use were busted by the cops.
Paris Hilton charged with Cocaine Possession in Las, Vegas
After Paris Hilton spent 23 days in prison for her DUI charge in 2007, she claimed that jail changed her forever and that she would reevaluate her partying ways. In her post-prison interview on June 27, 2007 with Larry King she stated that she never did drugs and that she was going to focus on helping under privileged children in Africa. I guess she was suffering from serious denial because three years later Hilton was arrested in South Africa on July 2, 2010 while attending the World Cup with her friend Jennifer Rovero. Marijuana possession charges were dropped against Hilton, but Rovero was fined $133 after she pleaded guilty to possession of one marijuana cigarette.
During Hilton’s European holiday, she was detained and released on July 17, 2010 after being caught in possession of marijuana at Figari airport, Corsica.
But Hilton’s luck ran out, when on August 28, 2010 she was arrested again on suspicion of cocaine possession in Las Vegas while she was out with her boyfriend, night club owner Cy Waits. She claimed that the Chanel purse where the 0.8 grams of cocaine was found was not hers and that she borrowed it from a friend. Regardless of her reason (or lie), the heiress was officially charged with felony cocaine possession. If she is convicted, the drug charge carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. For a rich girl like her, I don’t think she needs to borrow anything from anyone. Good excuse though, it’s the oldest one in the book.
Rapper T.I and Wife ‘Tiny’ charged with Drug Possession in Los, Angeles
In 2009, rapper T.I spent one year and a day in prison for gun possession charges stemming from his criminal actitivity since 2005. Upon his release, he claimed that he was a changed man and wanted to be a role model for his six children. He even got married to his long-time girlfriend, former girl group member of Xscape, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris in Miami Florida on July 30, 2010.
But their honeymoon was officially over when on September 1 a police officer pulled them over on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles because of a burning marijuana smell coming from their car. According to TMZ.com, when cops searched the vehicle they found a controlled substance, this time it was not cocaine, but methamphetamines and ecstasy.
The two were arrested and charged with felony drug possession. They both posted bail for $10 000 and are awaiting trial. T.I. is still on probation from the gun conviction, which means if he is convicted of drug charges, he could be sent back to prison.
Faith Evans Charged With Driving Under The Influence
This isn’t the first time that that R&B singer Faith Evans was arrested for DUI when in January 2004, Evans and her husband Todd Rassaw were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine possession. The couple agreed to spend 13 weeks in rehabilitation to avoid prosecution and jail time.
Evans, who is famously known for being the late Notorious B.I.G’s wife, was arrested again in Los Angeles on August 21, 2010 on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving
According to TMZ.com, Evans’ car was impounded and she was released on bail the following morning.