Updated:Paris Hilton arrested for possession of cocaine (with Video)
(August 27 CBS/ AP) - Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton was arrested Friday night and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance, described by Las Vegas Metro Police as cocaine.
CBS News legal analyst Lisa Bloom says a conviciton would probably mean more time behind bars for Hilton.
She was a passenger in a car when Metro conducted a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Wynn Hotel and Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip, according to Officer Marcus Martin, public information officer, who spoke with CBS affiliate KLAS-TV.
During the course of the traffic stop, police conducted a search and found an undisclosed amount of cocaine in Hilton’s purse.
An officer indicated to KLAS that a possible odor of marijuana was initially detected, requiring further interaction with police.
Hilton was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
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