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Paris Hilton

Charged with

Drug Felony

8/30/2010 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Hilton will be charged with possession of a controlled substance -- .8 grams of cocaine -- this according to documents obtained by TMZ ... and it's a felony. 

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We're told the D.A. filed the case today.  You can read the criminal complaint and the police report in this post.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the cop who stopped the Escalade pulled along the passenger side of the vehicle and smelled "the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle."

The cop writes he noticed immediately the passenger was Paris.  He then observed her trying to roll up the window.

After the traffic stop and a crowd of 100 people gathered around, Hilton said she was "extremely embarrassed" and asked the cop if she could go to the bathroom at the Wynn Hotel.

At the hotel, Paris told the cop she needed lip balm so the cop handed Paris her purse: "As she began to open it, I saw a small bindle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggie begin to fall from the purse and into my hand."

The cop also says ... inside the purse was a "broken tablet of Albuterol" -- a prescription medication used to control wheezing.  And cops say they found Zig Zag wrappers ... commonly used to roll joints.

Paris then admitted the Albuterol was hers but she said the cocaine was not and claimed the purse was not hers -- that she had borrowed it from a friend.  The cop questioned Paris about the cocaine and according to cops Paris gave an odd answer: "She said she had not seen it, but now thought it was gum."

Note:  Paris has changed her story with friends, saying the purse was hers but had been in the possession of a friend.  Paris claimed to cops several cosmetic items in the purse were not hers, but she copped to $1,300 cash and some credit cards.

Cops say they found .8 grams of coke in the purse.


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61.

amh    

Ya know the Vegas cops are the ones that fianlly put OJ in jail.....so Ms. Hilton may need a little better story....

1428 days ago
62.

tc squirrell    

She is above the law, just like all the other celebs. Needs to go to jail. Just like a common lawbreaker.

1428 days ago
63.

a long time Leno fan!    

Priceless....

1428 days ago
64.

oBAMa    

Marijuana smoke smells disgusting. I've only smelled it once at a party (got out of there fast) but it smells like sh**. (vomits)

And Paris, enough with the "it wasn't mine" excuse. Grow up and take responsibility.

1428 days ago
65.

Erica    

Not funny to be caught with drugs, but C'MON! How many times can you expect to get away with it using the "they belong to someone else" Bull**** line???
These celebs need to start being held accountable for their actions - like all us 'little' people are.

1428 days ago
66.

alyssa    

shocker....

1428 days ago
67.

a long time Leno fan!    

FIRST~

Congrats Hilton, you're on your way......again.

1428 days ago
68.

Emily    

and she will be out in about 20 days after going to jail i bet

1428 days ago
69.

mousetrap    

Well, if she is being charged with a felony I wouldn't be real concerned with the jail time she may or may not get. Any small amount of jail time may it be one or three months couldn't possible overshadow a felony conviction. If you are a felon, your goose is cooked. That's good enough for me.

1428 days ago
70.

Toy    

GOD!!! She is such an idiot!!! To be so rich yet sooooo stupid!!!

1428 days ago
71.

CrashAndBurn    

8 grams is considered a small amount? WTF! That's on the line with possession with intent to sell. That's mandatory Pink and Mexican Taco for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Look, for 1 mil, I'll take the heat for you and say the sack was mine. Do the minimum 1 year in the Pen and bounce. You can't put a dollar amount on that deal.

1428 days ago
72.

GEL    

What I do think is funny though is...she asked the cop for her purse because she needed "lip balm"...in the middle of all of that she needed lip balm??? Uh huh, she gave the cop the perfect opportunity though to look in her purse while she was looking for that lip balm...and got HERSELF busted LOL

1428 days ago
73.

Fan    

Ah, these comments had me laughing. Thank you.

TMZ is a fine guilty pleasure.

Everybody here is insane. Keep up the good work!!

1428 days ago
74.

GEL    

#8 ("So if she was just a passenger isn't it unlawful to search her personal belongings if she was not the driver and did nothing wrong?") No, it's not...but he didn't have to either. She asked for her purse and opened it with the cop standing there where he could see into it, that's not illegal search. There is such thing as probable cause...which the cops would have had in this case as well. There was already the smell of pot in the vehicle...which means, if the smell is there...there probably is (probable cause) pot within the vehicle, same goes for alcohol. Now, he MIGHT not have asked to search her purse since she was a passenger...but she saved him the trouble by opening her purse with him right there.

1428 days ago
75.

Fan    

NOT 8 grams!!

Read it again. It says .8 (point-8) grams. That is 8-tenths of a gram.

1428 days ago
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