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A quiet night by the fireplace just isn't enough for Paris Hilton. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton cannot keep herself out of the headlines. It seems that a quiet night at home is impossible for her; she has been arrested yet again. This time, she was booked for possession of drugs. She was arrested for possession of cocaine in Las Vegas. This makes the third time she has been arrested for drugs in the past year, having been twice arrested for possessing marijuana.

Paris Hilton the pot-smoking passenger

According to the New York Post, Paris Hilton’s boyfriend was pulled over by a Las Vegas police officer, and the SUV she was riding in smelled of pot smoke. As her personal effects were being searched, she asked the police officer if she could get some lip balm from her purse. At that point, a baggie containing a small amount of cocaine allegedly fell out of her handbag. Wrapping papers that could typically be used to roll marijuana cigarettes were also allegedly in her purse. The police arrested Hilton, and that’s when the Paris Hilton cocaine story started circulating.

Charges are nothing to sniff at

The baggie contained about 0.8 grams of cocaine. Hilton will be facing charges of felony possession of a controlled substance. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Cy Waits, the alleged Cheech to her Chong, was charged with DUI, a misdemeanor. Hilton denied that the baggie belonged to her. Within hours, her Twitter page was alight with support from her fans. Hilton is also saying the search was improper, and she is expected to contest it at her trial. If convicted, she stands to serve up to 15 years and up to $500,000 in fines.

Not the first time someone has used that line

This is the third drug bust for the socialite. She was arrested in South Africa after the 2010 World Cup and later in Corsica for possessing marijuana. Both times she was released. Though it may be feasible that someone else is responsible for said contraband, a noted history of association with illegal substances will not bode well for her should she be convicted.

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