Frances Benjamin in front of fireplace
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.


The New York Post

Post By bryanh (1,420 Posts)


Do you have a fantastic idea related to this article, but just don't have the money you need to start your own company or side-business? Get the loans you need from to help get your new company underway, from the small loan professionals at PersonalMoneyNetwork.


Share this article

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]

Judge stabbed and deputy shot in Washington courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse

Following a standoff in a Washington state county courtroom Friday, a man reportedly escaped after shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the shoulder and stabbing a judge in the neck. The man is still at large. Treachery among the tree farms The incident occurred Friday afternoon in the western Washington town of Montesano, which bills itself […]

Microraptor was one flashy little dinosaur

Microraptor fossil

A team of Chinese and American scientists have found that Microraptor, a small four winged dinosaur that went extinct about 130 million years ago, was likely black and almost certainly had glossy, iridescent feathers. Until now, the coloring of extinct creatures was a matter of pure speculation. That may no longer be the case. The […]

Autocorrected message leads to school lockdown

Homage to the Sun

Adjacent schools in Georgia were locked down for two hours Wednesday after a text message reportedly warned of a “gunman” on campus. Later, it was learned that the message was the result of a smartphone autocorrect function, attempting to “fix” the misspelled slang word “gunna.” A series of mixups A series of mixups led to […]