Earlier this week we learned that Paris Hilton awoke to the sight of a knife-wielding intruder trying to break into her home here in SoCal, an incident which sparked a call and response from the police. Today we learn that Paris, on the contrary, is the one in trubs with police … again. Paris was arrested last night on charges of cocaine possession when a small amount of the white stuff was found in a purse in her car in Las Vegas, NV:
Paris Hilton was arrested on the Las Vegas Strip late Friday after police saw a cloud of what they suspected was marijuana smoke wafting from the windows of a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend, then found a small amount of cocaine in her possession. A crowd quickly gathered near the stop on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Wynn Las Vegas resort at about 11:30 p.m. PDT Friday, and Hilton was taken into the hotel “to keep her safe” during the initial investigation, police Lt. Wayne Holman said. The 29-year-old socialite and Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits were booked into the Clark County jail, police said. Hilton was released early Saturday morning without bail. Officer Marcus Martin said police found that Hilton had a substance that tests later showed to be cocaine, but he did not say how much of the drug was found. She was arrested on a felony cocaine possession charge. If convicted of the low-grade felony, Hilton would get probation, but any violation would be punishable by one to four years in jail. Clark County District Attorney David Roger declined to comment Saturday. Hilton’s attorney, David Chesnoff, told The Associated Press on Saturday morning that he was still gathering facts about the arrest. “But I caution people not to rush to judgment,” he said. Hilton’s manager did not immediately respond early Saturday to telephone calls for comment. Her publicist, Dawn Miller, did not immediately return an e-mail message. Jail records showed that Waits, 34, remained held pending a court appearance on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Hilton’s court date was not immediately available.
As mentioned above, Paris has already been released from jail without bail … a move that TMZ speculates means that either the amount of cocaine allegedly found in Paris’s possession is minuscule or that the authorities cannot be sure that the purse containing the cocaine is actually hers:
Paris Hilton wouldn’t be caught dead with the purse that contained cocaine — and that will be her defense in her Las Vegas cocaine arrest … TMZ has learned. Sources who have spoken with Paris since her arrest on the Vegas strip late last night tell TMZ … she insists the purse — with what we’re told contained a small amount of cocaine — was not hers. As we first reported, she’s hired powerful Vegas lawyer David Chesnoff to handle the case … and he already got her sprung without posting bail … As for the Vegas case, as far as we know she was the only woman in the car that was stopped, but she had been partying at a club prior to the bust where other women and purses were present.
As you may recall, Paris was apprehended in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup on suspicion of marijuana possession but she managed to get released when she used the “It’s not mine” defense and the friend she was with was the one who took the fall for the weed that was found on their person. Then, just a few days later, Paris was stopped by authorities AGAIN on allegations of marijuana possession when she tried to enter France from South Africa … and again she got off Scott free. It sounds like the “It’s not mine” defense works well for her, my guess is that it will prolly get her off again this time. As for her new boyfriend Cy Waits? Well, since he already got busted on charges of drunk driving, chances are that Paris’s lawyer will be able to argue that the purse containing the cocaine belongs to him as well because poor, sweet Paris Hilton would never get successfully caught with drugs in her possession … not when she has someone else to throw under the bus in order to take the heat instead.
UPDATE: TMZ has provided us a fun photo of Paris gettin’ busted by the cops in Las Vegas last night — check it out, after the jump …
Meh. She’ll get off … she always does. Boo.