Paris Hilton Charged With Felony Cocaine Possession
Paris Hilton might be professing innocence over her weekend cocaine bust, but the Las Vegas District Attorney's Office doesn't appear to be buying it.
Radar Online reports that celebutante Hilton has been charged with felony drug possession after allegedly being found with .8 grams of cocaine in Las Vegas on Friday night. The criminal complaint against Hilton alleges that she "Wilfully [sic], unlawfully, feloniously, knowingly, and intentionally possess a controlled substance, to-wit: Cocaine.”
Police pulled over a car that Hilton was riding in after officers detected the smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. After a search, police allegedly found the coke in a purse Hilton had in her possession, though Hilton maintains that the cocaine wasn't hers. (Hilton did, however, admit that a credit card and $1,300 in cash that were also in the purse were indeed hers.)
Hilton's boyfriend, Las Vegas club mogul Cy Waits, was charged with DUI during the arrest after failing field sobriety arrests.
This marks just the latest incident of drug-related legal woes for Hilton. She was also questioned over marijuana possession in South Africa at the World Cup earlier this summer, though no charges were ever filed. Hilton also did a brief 2007 jail stint for alcohol-related reckless driving.
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