08/29/2010 // Las Vegas, Nevada, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.S. – Paris Hilton was arrested on drug related charges during a traffic stop Friday night. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas after a motorcycle officer suspected he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle she and boyfriend Cy Waits, who was driving, were in, and stopped the car. Cocaine reportedly fell from the hotel heiress’ purse during the stop, after she and officers went into the Wynn resort, due to a crowd gathering around them on the Vegas strip.
Police Sgt. John Sheahan is quoted by the AP as stating of Hilton’s arrest, “Miss Hilton pulled out a tube of lip balm… At the same time … a bindle of cocaine in a plastic bag came out of her purse.”
Hilton was subsequently released without bail. Her attorney David Chesnoff is further quoted as stating of the arrest, “This matter will be dealt with in the courts not in the media and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law… There will be no interviews and no more comments at this time.”
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