August 28th, 2010
07:02 PM ET

Hilton arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession

Paris Hilton was released from a Las Vegas, Nevada, jail Saturday morning after being arrested late the night before on suspicion of cocaine possession, police said Saturday.

The hotel heiress was riding in a black Cadillac Escalade that was pulled over in front of the Wynn Hotel on the Vegas strip about 11:30 p.m. after police detected the smell of marijuana coming from the SUV, Lt. Wayne Holman told CNN.

The driver, whom police did not identify, was arrested for driving under the influence, he said.
Hilton was taken to the Clark County jail. She was released after authorities determined she was not a flight risk, Holman said.

Last month, Hilton was briefly detained in South Africa for allegedly smoking marijuana at the World Cup. Her publicist called the July 2 incident "a complete misunderstanding," and the case was dropped.

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  1. Enitan

    This does not surprise me. These people are clueless. Anyone that glorifies these idiots or are fascinated or glories in anyway shape or form are as clueless and bubhead bambi as these kid is.

    Just because you inherited money from whomever does not make you a celebrity in my book. Get an education and earned your way, that goes a long way. What else is new ith this bimbo????

    August 28, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Douggie

    Lord-Lord!! Let my people go ! ! 1

    August 28, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. PARROT

    SHE SHOULD SUE THE POLICE.....!!!!

    August 28, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • TurdEater

      If she doesn't have intercourse with the whole department first hahahaha

      August 28, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. kg

    The whole white/black thing gets so old. If she's treated any differently it would more likely be for her celebrity. Rascism sucks so why keep it alive? Peace, people.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • tweety

      It's a pretty good deal if you're White!
      Just sayin'

      August 28, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • ReverendJesseJackson

      The black community demands Paris Hilton be put to death! It's only fair.

      August 28, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rob

    These types of stories make me want to reject Darwinism.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. dizzle

    Her book and new album will be coming out next month. She just needed some publicity for her sales.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hawkeye

    Maybe if Grandpa and Daddy shut off her money for a couple of years and made her work for a living, she would grow up.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philly

    I'm so Glad I'm not Famous. I've been driving around with drugs in/on me for 10 years now, I've never been caught. If there were Jerks who knew when I was partying, and my presence created a circus in itself I'd have gone down long ago.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. nevadared

    If you do the crime, expect to do the time. Hilton is nothing special. Neither is Lohan

    August 28, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. tony

    I live in Las Vegas and I'm no angel, the Police do not just release people under the influence of Cocaine. If it wasn't for who she is she would have sat in jail over the weekend. She maybe would see a judge Monday more likely Tuesday who would either O.R. her or set bail. WHAT A JOKE !!! Way to go Police just spit in the face of us commoners! Huge double standard!

    August 28, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. Gary Prifogle

    Sniffffffffffff Driving that train high on cocaine Paris Hylton watch your speed.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scotty

    Its nice to know when you've got money, a drug bust can simply become a 'MISUNDERSTANDING'.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. RAG

    there above the law just ask them

    August 28, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Name*Dan lyle

    What a waste, both of her life and her grandfathers money.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jen

    Is CNN running out of story, how is this breaking news!

    August 28, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
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