Los Angeles: US socialite Paris Hilton has been arrested for possession of cocaine in Las Vegas, according to police. She was arrested after officers stopped the car she was in on a Las Vegas street late Friday night.
Public Information officer Marcus Martin said, Hilton was booked into the Clark County Detention Center early Saturday morning on a charge of possession of cocaine.
He says she was in a car driven by a friend that was stopped when officers noticed what they suspected to be marijuana smoke coming from it.
Martin said, during the stop officers found what appeared to be a controlled substance on Hilton and tests showed that it was cocaine.He says he doesn't know how much of the drug was found.
Las Vegas police Lt. Wayne Holman said Hilton was still being held around 2 a.m. Saturday. He says she will probably be released on her own recognizance later in the morning.
Hilton was booked into the Clark County Detention Center today after her car was stopped by police in a Las Vegas street. The 28-year-old reality TV star was later released.
The police also arrested the driver for DUI pertaining to drugs. Through further interaction between Hilton and authorities, it was discovered she was in possession of cocaine, Fox News reported.
It is not clear how much of the drug was found. Hilton is not new to legal troubles, four years ago she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and sentenced to 45 days in prison. She spent 23 days in jail in June 2007. PTI