Paris Hilton Arrested on Cocaine Possession Charge

Celebrity News Aug. 28, 2010 AT 9:34AM
Paris Hilton Arrested on Cocaine Possession Charge Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Paris Hilton Shoe Collection

Paris Hilton has been arrested for cocaine possession.

Police pulled over a car that the heiress, 29, was riding in Friday night on the famed Las Vegas Strip because officers thought they smelled marijuana smoke.

They then found an undisclosed amount of cocaine in Hilton's purse, according to the Associated Press.

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Hilton was booked around 2 a.m. on a cocaine possession charge and was released.

No other details are available at this time.

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Hilton was linked to drugs earlier this summer. In July, she was detained in South Africa for alleged marijuana possession (charges were later dropped when a friend said the pot belonged to her). A few weeks later, reports surfaced that Hilton was stopped in France after local authorities found less than a gram of marijuana in her purse. Hilton denied the second incident on Twitter, writing: "The stories saying I have been arrested are completely false!"

Hilton pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. She served 23 days in jail.

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Later that year, during an interview with Larry King, she famously denied ever using drugs.

"Have you ever been addicted to drugs?" he asked.

"No," she replied.

She also said "no" when he asked if she's ever experimented with drugs.

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