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Lindsay Lohan

Hotel Owner BFF Arrested

Coke, Pot, Heroin, Pills

4/4/2013 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Multi-millionaire hotel owner Vikram Chatwal -- who's been close with Lindsay Lohan since 2011 -- has been arrested in Florida ... TMZ has learned ... after cops say he tried to get on a plane with cocaine, weed, heroin and various prescription pills.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, 41-year-old Chatwal was busted on April 2 at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport when the TSA discovered an arsenal of drugs hidden on his person, in his crotch and in his bag.

Chatwal was booked on one count of trafficking (6 grams of heroin) and seven counts of possession ... including cocaine, buprenorphine (an opioid), clonazepam (a sedative), alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (muscle relaxants), ketamine (a horse tranquilizer) and weed.

According to the police report, Chatwal admitted to cops that he illegally purchased and possessed the drugs.

Chatwal owns the Dream Hotel in NYC ... one of Lindsay Lohan's favorite spots. You'll recall, Lindsay was arrested following an alleged hit-and-run outside the hotel last year. Prosecutors subsequently dropped the charges due to lack of evidence.

Lindsay and Chatwal were romantically linked the year before when pics surfaced of them kissing inside Chatwal's apartment.

We reached out to Chatwal's people -- so far, no word back.

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31.

Grandma Cracker    

Oh no! Damn Vikram.

512 days ago
32.

BobbieFisher    

Wow - they should definitely check Lohan's firecrotch - I bet there's an entire pharmacy up in that cavern. Looks like Lohan's fun times with Chatwal are over for a while. I can't wait to see Lohan's enabler in Rikers Island - if only justice worked. But alas, Lohan will find other minions who will do her evil bidding by supplying her with drugs. But I must say it gives me great pleasure to see Chatwal caught - he is a douchebag and I hope he likes not just drugs up his a$$ because he's going to be someone's b!tch at Rikers.

512 days ago
33.

jokerchick    

crack, coke, heroin, meth, molly...sounds like the man of her dreams

512 days ago
34.

Ellie G    

Bummer Linds, no party tonight.

512 days ago
35.

logan    

Could this possibly have anything to with Miz Lohan's decision to stay longer in Brazil? What cha think.

512 days ago
36.

Chuck D of Valpo    

Maybe it was medicinal heroin and horse tranquilizer.

512 days ago
37.

Marisa    

I could be wrong but isn't avoiding involvement with a criminal part of the terms of her probation?

512 days ago
38.

zombie    

Oh but Lindsay is clean and sober! You are known by the company you keep. This speaks volumes about her. I would hate to be the one doing the drugs that were smuggled by his crotch. Dude looks like a good Silkwood shower would do him wonders.

512 days ago
39.

ehi    

he was dating padma laksmi recently.

512 days ago
40.

aquanet    

Gee, what a shock. Wouldn't be trading sex for drugs would they? People are judged by the company they keep. Nothing says good friends like drug buddies.

512 days ago
41.

Grandma Cracker    

So, since Lindsay's arab cartel guys are all friends, what does that make Sam Magid and Domingo Zappata and Chelsea Handler's boyfriend who owns the Chateau?

512 days ago
42.

Pudding Tang    

Don't be fooled. This is Robert Romanus from Fast Times at Ridgemont HIGH.

512 days ago
43.

Ellie G    

She has been peddling his dope for years in the bars and clubs. She knows many secrets.

512 days ago
44.

_Taterman    

I knew something was up with this guy and it was why Lindsay hung out with him. EPIC!!

512 days ago
45.

Prince Von A-Hole    

What about the guy who works at a gas station where Lindsay once filled her car. He got busted, lets hear about him. Oh that Lindsay getting her gas from a druggie.

512 days ago
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