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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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76.

Robert    

I wish they lock this **** up and throw away the key and Lindsay Lohan.

1460 days ago
77.

eyecandy    

and if you remember..she was arrested in South Africa for smoking pot at the soccer games...mmmmmmmmmm...yep, the cops smelt pot!!!

1460 days ago
78.

wow    

As much as I hate drugs and the damage they inflict on individuals and society, it may be time to legalize them. Governments are losing the war on drugs and innocent people are being harmed. This problem will never go away as the demand will always be there. Alcohol and cigarettes are just as dangerous to one's health and they're legal. People under the influence of excess alcohol can be just as dangerous as those on illegal drugs. Prescription drugs are legal and they're highly addictive and dangerous. The Government should have more control over these substances and put the drug dealers out of business. People who don't want drugs won't buy and those who already take them will continue to do so. That won't change. Keep the anti drug programs going for children and teens and make it difficult for them to get access. Also, stop filling the jails with people who have a small amount for personal use and go after the dealers. The big pharmaceutical companies should have more restrictions on them as well. What a tainted world in which we live!!

1460 days ago
79.

GEL    

#15 ("Yeah, EVERYONE wants Paris in the slammer for NOTHING!") For nothing??? Hello...are you aware of the laws here in the U.S. You may like doing drugs...but that doesn't make it legal to do them, or possess them. Just because she's a celebuwannabe doesn't put her above the law either, nor does her family's money make her above the law. She was out partying, they were doing drugs (breaking the law...WHILE operating a motor vehicle)...and you say she was doing NOTHING??? No, she wasn't driving...but she was participating in doing the drugs and she was in possession of them. Jail time for her....again.

1460 days ago
80.

HARRY NIPPLES    

This is a very serious crime. She should be treated just like the offender that she actually is - and no differently than anyone else with a chronic drug problem: Two FULL years in a real prison and two more on intensive probation w/ a rehab requirement.

1460 days ago
81.

GEL    

#81 (As much as I hate drugs and the damage they inflict on individuals and society, it may be time to legalize them.") While I understand the point you are trying to make I have one HUGE issue with it I'd like you to consider...when it comes to legalizing drugs. If you legalize them...then that means anyone, ANYONE can get in their car and do these drugs you want legalized...and drive on the same streets you and I do. The same streets innocent people walk along, live along, and children play near. Do you REALLY want people with reflexes and judgement impaired...behind a wheel? Lets say the do legalize it...as long as you aren't in a vehicle, then this would still have been breaking the law. Legalizing drugs does not solve the problem...although it might thin out the herd some while people OD'ing.

1460 days ago
82.

dee    

Who is this person who really owns Paris' purse and Lindsay's jeans?

1460 days ago
83.

sobepnp    

3rd time is a charm I hope. it cracks me up that she thinks she can just keep lying out of it. the universe usually corrects idiots like this.

1460 days ago
84.

wun09    

Next time just blow the cop and get it over with!

1460 days ago
85.

JD    

For one thing, even if they did (they didn't) it's not illegal to search a passenger if the whole car reeks of weed and did any little thing to get pulled over. Second, was she carrying some Un-Paris style granny bag? The purse was hers when she needed her lip balm!

1460 days ago
86.

DANA    

@ 35
thats true she wanted to go in bathroom so she can flush the coke
and when the officer took the purse she wanted to put lip balsam so she can take the bad but it didnt sucseeded

1460 days ago
87.

DANA    

bad-bag
syntax error :)

1460 days ago
88.

maureen    

Hey TMZ....it's .8 grams of cocaine you retards...get your facts straight, big difference!!

1460 days ago
89.

the truth    

i remember a couple yrs ago Lindsay lohan was at a party where Paris was and Paris was yelling at Lindsay saying fire crotch . Lindsay had yelled back and called her a coke head so i guess LL was telling the truth about that one. lots of these stars , models and so on need energy because they really do work hard so they turn to drugs to keep them going. of course its not right but thats how it goes. Paris isnt a movie star and she really doesn't have to do much because she has lots of money so i do believe this girl is a true addict . Paris is a huge liar. she lied her butt off on Larry King when she got out of jail so i just dont believe a thing this girl says. I'm sure shes gonna do what they all do now. GO TO REHAB! I'm sure her family is so embarrassed . but things happen. living in Hollywood is tough. drugs all over the place!!!!!!

1460 days ago
90.

Ernie    

Paris ... remember that promise you made to all those female inmates you served time with in the LA County Jail? You said you were going to build a facility for them because many had no where to go upon their release and got back in trouble right away. Do you remember saying this on the Larry King tv show? It looks like you might be making another promise like this except in Las Vegas jail. What goes around, my dear ... comes around. Or as the Bible clearly teaches.... you reap exactly what you sow. Sow to the flesh ... you reap consquences to the flesh. Sow things to the spirit .. and you reap spiritual things. What you are going to reap for this run-in with the law I hope for you sake will be spiritual.. cause right now.. it ain't looking too good for you.... AGAIN!

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