Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge

Paris-320.jpgImage Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comParis Hilton was released Saturday from a Las Vegas jail at 2:45 a.m. after being arrested late Friday night on suspicion of cocaine possession, Las Vegas police confirmed to EW.com.

The 29-year-old socialite-heiress was a passenger in a black Cadillac Escalade from which a traffic officer noticed “an obvious odor of a controlled substance,” according to Public Information officer Marcus Martin. The traffic officer stopped the vehicle, and its driver, Hilton’s boyfriend Cy Waits, allegedly admitted that he was the smoker of the substance. While searching the SUV, police discovered that Hilton had an unspecified amount of what was later identified as cocaine. Hilton was arrested and released from the Clark County Detention Center on her own recognizance, while Waits, who manages a trio of Vegas nightclubs, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Waits was released Saturday afternoon after posting a $2,000 bail, according to the AP.

Hilton’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, released the following statement: “This matter will be dealt with in the courts, not in the media, and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law.”

This is Hilton’s third drug-related arrest in recent memory. In July, while attending a World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Hilton was removed from the stadium by local police and arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession. The charges were dropped. Later that month, Hilton was detained by police at an airport in Corsica, France, after she was caught with a small amount of marijuana. No charges were filed in the incident.

While known primarily as a favorite subject of celebrity gossip magazines and websites, Hilton has had some success as a star and producer of reality TV shows, including Paris Hilton’s My New BFF and The Simple Life, which co-starred her then-BFF Nicole Richie. Hilton’s acting credits include the 2005 horror film House of Wax and appearances on Supernatural, The O.C., and Veronica Mars.

Tina Jordan and John Young contributed to this report.

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  • cici217

    You really really want to wish for her to be put behind bars for a long time just to get this talentless fame whore off the news but – after seeing how much Lohan’s recent ridiculous short-term stay helped fuel her media career, you think otherwise

    • Celeste

      That’s the truth,talentless is a nice way of putting it.I wonder if she ever went to school or just paid off the Brd.of Edu.toget her out of their institution.The drugs only make her more stupid!

      • UGH

        I dunno. Methinks even Hollywood producers realize what an untalented, attention wh?re she is.

      • Mike

        Paris’ mom is going to have to get one of those special triple frames for her daughter’s three mugshots. She must be so proud….

      • Jenaya

        Action reiqures knowledge, and now I can act!

    • Basayev

      Amen. She may be human but this trashy girl crap is turning generations of youngsters into bigger retards than they would have been otherwise.

      South Park got it right years ago with their “Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Play Set” skit.

      I’m ashamed to be from that thing’s generation.

    • ChaCha

      Famewhore? BS!! Just b/c paparazzi follow someone around day and night and never give them a moment of peace does not make them a fame whore. If we weren’t obsessed with what she does, the paparazzi wouldn’t follow her, and tabloids wouldn’t comment on her.

      • Lisa

        Paparazzi followed her because she WANTED to be followed. She hung out at all of the places in LA where the paps went. At the same time she was seen everywhere, Ann Hathaway was starting her career and you NEVER saw photos of her out dancing or out to dinner. She was asked about that in an interview once. Her answer: the only people who go to the hot spots are the people who WANT to be photographed for attention. Everyone else knows to go hang out elsewhere (and there are plenty of other places to go).

        So, I respectfully disagree with you. Paris has wanted fame her entire life, and now she has it. It’s unearned, but there it is.

        This time, it looks like mommy and daddy’s money may not be able to buy a good enough attorney to get her out of this one. The Vegas DA is the same guy who put OJ away, and he’s up for reelection so he won’t be in the mood to make a plea deal.

    • laydeejo

      Amen.

    • Ana

      Is she too freakin cheap to hire a driver? Her snorting powder up her nose isn’t going to kill other people. But what will kill other people is her idiot boyfriend getting hammered or stoned and then driving. Vegas is a place with a lot of pedestrian traffic that he could have plowed into. In their mug shots they both look completely wasted. they’re both white trash selfish entitled pigs.

    • Mojo Jojo

      I can’t think of anyone who deserves to be stuck in the Brokedown Palace. Go ahead and take an apple from the Buddha, Paris!

  • Michael

    Well, her middle name is Whitney after all! Don’t follow any star who’s first/middle name has a Whitney in it; you know after a nice rise to fame, the bottom will fall out!

    • Teri

      No doubt!!

  • DW

    This could ruin her career! Oh wait, she doesn’t have one…

  • Bobby F

    Um, how does a car have a trail of Marijuana smoke? And how do you tell the difference from cigarette smoke? Also, who bets that the dude breaking into her house had something to do with these drugs, like a dealer or something trying to get money from her??

    • sarah

      Bobby F, you are a moron. Don’t eat any more paint chips.

      • don

        LOL.

    • really??

      Any bonehead can tell the difference between the smell of marijuana smoke and cigarette smoke. Obviously she wasnt a prisoner in the car so she put herself in that situation. Another year or two and she will be in prison or dead in a gutter somewhere.

      • Degar

        Really? I not sure you aren’t the “bonehead” here, as I doubt very seriously that you can smell marijuana smoke at 35 mph!

      • Dicazi

        You can smell it if the car is stopped at a light or where a “traffic officer” is directing traffic.

      • Desmo

        Marijuana is a memory loss drug, so how would you know if you smelled it?

      • Pam

        You guys are either well-informed or speak from personal experience. Maybe both!

      • Lisa

        Loving this conversation!

    • whynot

      Does the F stand for F-head?

      • Yeah Man…

        Desmo… I can’t remember what your comment was, but I remember laughing really hard. Remember that time you wrote that comment on EW! That was funny man. What was I saying? Oh yeah! Remember that time you wrote that comment on EW! That was funny man. Wait, hold on, I remember now, Desmo – Remember that time you wrote that comment on EW! That was funny man! How would the cop be able to remember in the first place? It’s a memory loss drug.

  • Barry

    She couldn’t find anyone to take the blame for her this time.

    • FNAcotton

      oooooooo you told her man , good one.

    • Dicazi

      I believe she’s claiming that the purse the coke was found is is not hers.

      • Barry

        Yeah right; she “just happened” to have picked up the wrong purse. Excuses, excuses. LMAO

  • ellenwildcat

    No wonder so many people are trying drugs it seems to be the thing to do.Why aren’t these people completely ignored?There has to be better and more deserving news then this junk.

  • ellenwildcat

    You don’t publish any thing negative about your news This is so un fair.

  • ellenwildcat

    Thank you.

  • 8isgreat

    Hilton would make the world a better place if she died of a coke OD right now.

    • rsthemayor665

      well 8isgreat,what the hell has she done to u?its all on her

    • Jim

      that is a terrible thing to say. she is still a human being just because she acts stupid…if you never had to work for anything and were told all your life you were special and could do anything you want then you would probably act like that to.

      • jabba

        She is a waste of my air. A useless human who think she is above rules and the law. She represents what’s wrong with society these days. We would all be better off without her and the other crack baby Lohan.

        For that matter all of these stupid ho’s getting spotlight based on being what? Crack Ho’s and drug takers…just my opinion of course.

  • Lorinda

    Now this makes sense. Lidsay’s Rehab Suite was needed for Paris.

    • Teri

      LOL

  • Tom

    Legalize . . . we are wasting way too many resources on people who don’t even care for themselves!

  • Jerry

    This slut is long overdue to be removed from the gene pool. She has not learned from previous “incidents” and short stays… Lock her up and toss the key… Oh yeah, and put LiLo alongside her… they can be butt buddies…

    • rsthemayor665

      ur a nut

    • Jim

      i think idiot is better or maybe moron!!

    • idk

      I think the butt buddy system only works at male prisons, I’m not sure if the female prisons supply any tools for the buddying up game cellmate style

      • Barry

        They can be carpet cleaners.

  • Mike Wallace

    I like how the *writer* says “in recent memory”…no fact checkers? like to write in the first person? lame-o

  • Alex

    NOW THAT’S HOT!!!SHE’S A MORON AND DESERVES IT!!!

    • rsthemayor665

      half these people sending comments are as bad as she is in some way,i imagine

      • Sophia

        Unless they are also racist, homophobic, thick, obnoxious, selfish, talentles, drug addicts then that is not true so why dont you, rsthemayor or kathy hilton as you are otherwise known stop wasting your time defending a worthless human being like her. She is one of those people whi despite having millions has probably done more damage in the world (by promoting the use of drugs and sex and being talentless to naive impressionable young girls) than she has done good. That imo is a terrible waste of a human being and the sooner her a** lands in jail and stays there the better.

  • Lonnie

    Three strikes and you’re out. Now put her away for life like you would a real person.

    • Desmo

      Too bad that’s only in California?

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