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Paris Hilton Charged with Felony Drug Crime

Paris Hilton, a hotel heiress known for being a hard-partier, has been charged with committing a felony drug crime over the weekend, but her attorney is asking the public not to rush to judgment. Hilton, 29, was arrested on Friday night in Las Vegas along with her rumored boyfriend, Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, 34. Hilton has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Law enforcement officers pulled alongside Waits' Cadillac Escalade on Friday night. According to the officers, they smelled the odor of marijuana and noticed Hilton rolling up a passenger window. The police officers pulled the pair over and administered field sobriety tests to Waits, which he failed. Waits was charged with DUI.

While the DUI investigation was underway, Hilton asked law enforcement if she could wait in a more private location away from the gawkers and photographers who had gathered around the scene.

A police officer escorted Hilton into a nearby hotel. According to CNN, Hilton had been directed to place her purse on a countertop. Hilton asked to retrieve a lip balm and the officer acquiesced. According to the officer, when Hilton went to get the lip balm, a bag of what looked to be cocaine fell out.

Hilton was placed under arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession. Hilton has claimed that she borrowed the purse that night and the cocaine did not belong to her. She claims that she did not know the drugs were in the purse. Hilton is set to be arraigned on October 27.


Hilton facing felony drug possession charge after weekend arrest (CNN)

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