[artist id="2024407"]Paris Hilton[/artist] was arrested in Las Vegas Friday night for cocaine possession. Police found a small amount of the substance on the socialite and reality-TV starlet after a black Cadillac Escalade she was riding in was pulled over. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the arrest to MTV News.
A traffic officer stopped the SUV shortly before midnight on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Wynn Hotel Casino after noticing the scent of marijuana billowing from the vehicle. An officer told MTV News that cocaine fell out of Hilton’s purse as she pulled out some lip balm. She was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and later released Saturday (August 28) at 2:45 a.m. on her own recognizance. Cy Waits, who is reportedly dating Hilton, was arrested for with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and remained in custody Saturday morning.
Hilton would likely receive probation if convicted, according to The Associated Press. The star’s attorney, David Chesnoff, said that he was still getting information about the situation, and added, “I caution people not to rush to judgment.”
The heiress tweeted early Saturday morning but didn’t appear to be shaken up by the incident.
“In bed watching Family Guy. Love this show.! So hilarious! Stewie is my favorite :) love his accent,” Hilton wrote around 6 a.m. “Going to bed. Sweet dreams everyone. Xoxo Paris :).”
Hilton had another run-in with the law over alleged drug possession earlier this summer. The star was detained in South Africa at the World Cup for marijuana possession, but the case against Hilton was later dropped after officials learned that someone else in her group was smoking.
The heiress has a history of getting in trouble for possessing substances and hitting the road. Hilton served 23 days in jail in 2007 for violating probation stemming from a 2006 DUI bust.