Paris Hilton had an explanation for police when she was arrested on Friday for drug possession: $1,300 in cash and several credit cards were hers, but not the purse they were in which held the 0.8 grams of white cocaine powder that fell out of it.
When the 29-year-old socialite was arrested on Friday night, “cocaine in a clear baggy” fell from her purse after police reported smelling marijuana emanating from the Cadillac Escalade her boyfriend Cy Waits was driving, SugarSlam.com says. The officer asked her who it belonged to then.
"She said she had not seen it but now thought it was gum," Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn wrote in a report which was made public on Monday.
Hilton told police the purse belonged to a friend who she did not identify.
The heiress was then charged with cocaine possession, and was freed without bail before dawn Saturday after spending less than three hours handcuffed on a jailhouse booking room bench.
But PopCrunch.com says that the heiress, who claimed the bag wasn’t hers, is hoping her search will be deemed unlawful.
“Cops discovered the cocaine inside the security offices where Paris was taken. Because Paris was taken away from the scene where the car was pulled over, this could potentially be an illegal search of a person,” a source reveals. “Las Vegas Metro didn’t follow standard procedures when Paris was arrested and her lawyer will be talking to the District Attorney about this.”
The site goes on to say that the bag was changed with her friend last minute as the one she had been wearing wasn’t matching her outfit.
“Paris says she changed the purse she was carrying at the last minute because the one she had didn’t coordinate with the rest of her outfit the way she wanted. She says she borrowed a friend’s purse because it matched better.”
Hilton is scheduled for arraignment before a Las Vegas judge October 27 on a felony cocaine possession charge. A violation of that probation could be punishable by up
to one to four years in Nevada state prison.