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. ElisabethinCA

    It always amazes me how people love to laugh and cheer at others troubles. I have my own problems and really don't care one way or another for Paris Hilton news, but I am not going to cheer giddly at her being in trouble. Our society has really gotten to be so hateful. If I was like most of you I would ask if maybe the ones that are most happy at her troubles are fat, poor, uneducated and just plain jealous. But i'm not so I won't.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Wendy

    She won't get what WE would get, they will slap her rich little fingers and she will walk away......AGAIN.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kana

    "Breaking News"???? If Pairs Hilton was not related to the hotel family or a "named" celebrity, this would be a non-news issue. But because some people don't have a life and care what "celebrities" do, we'll continue to see frivolous stories like this. This is the kind of story that should appear on the "entertainment" page.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Johnnysnot

    I wonder what the chances are the driver will turn out to be Justin Bieber?

    August 28, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kyle

    And she'll get NO jail time while the average man could get up NINE FUKCING YEARS for any amount of coke.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. HearYe

    There must be some mistake. Isn't she a role model?

    Love that lttle dog. I'd use it for fish bait. Check its nose for white powder.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kingsing

    Cocaine? That's nothing. Paris Hilton is too beautiful to be in prison. She should pay the system some $$ and move on. Her father should step up and protect his daughter (pay someone to take the charges on her behalf). Sometimes you make the wrong decision and as a rich person, we should never go to prison. The world needs us. I am not an American but I've been here and money took care of me just fine.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • righton2

      Since she is so rich, she should pay for her own incarceration. In the US if you can afford a lawyer you must pay for one. Prison should be the same way. Taxpayers who are poor shouldn't foot the bill for her reckless behavior.

      August 28, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Edward

    Just let her go now without any charges, and save us the tax dollars, and the circus on TV. I mean, why not? We all know the judge will do nothing, as usual. Okay, she MIGHT get a slap on the wrist, but that will be the extent of it. Best not waste time and resources. Pathetic!!!

    August 28, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Drew Hopkins

    She should keep her fingers crossed that her trial in California. The worst a celeb gets there is a stern talking to and possibly 5 dollars taken off their Starbucks giftcard......Californias legal system is a joke, you see.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. The sniper

    She should be freed!! It wasn't her stash!! She was holding it for Lindsay Lohan!! She was on her way to see her when she was stopped!!

    August 28, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. tessa

    I think the police are wasting time going after recreational drug users, especially with the gang activity, violent crime and theft occurring these days. Instead they target the celebrities, easy bust and lots of stories around the water cooler, probably the only way they will ever move in those social circles. Yep, Paris is a real criminal all right, a real danger to society, especially in Vegas where cocaine is readily available and available on every corner. Let's drug test ALL COPS.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. dcdrew

    She's an addict and until she's treated for this she'll remain an active addict. Just like lohan

    August 28, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. I am the Dark Lord Sata


    August 28, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rooster

    What are the cops doing arresting a rich, White girl?
    Maybe they need glasses...ha!

    August 28, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • tweety

      Not to worry. She'll get 10 days in jail with 9 days off for good behavoir.

      August 28, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. FromParisWithSnuff

    I wonder who her supplier is? Probably those "Jersey Shore" whippersnappers.

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