Popped: Paris Hilton Arrested For Possession Of Cocaine In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton was arrested Friday night and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance, described by Las Vegas Metro Police as cocaine.

Hilton was a passenger in a car when Metro conducted a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Wynn Hotel and Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip, according to Officer Marcus Martin, public information officer.

During the course of the traffic stop, police conducted a search and found an undisclosed amount of cocaine in Hilton’s purse.

An officer indicated to 8NewsNOW that a possible odor of marijuana was initially detected, requiring further interaction with police.

Hilton was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

A clerk at the Clark County Detention Center indicated early Saturday morning that Hilton “had been booked and released.” Further details were not available from the jail.

A Metro watch commander also said the male driver was arrested for DUI-Drugs. He declined to identify the driver.

The celebrity Web site TMZ.com reported Hilton and her boyfriend Cy Waits were likely headed to Las Vegas on a private jet from Los Angeles Friday. Waits runs several nightclubs in Las Vegas.


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