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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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1085 COMMENTS

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91.

lrb5    

Lilo's circle is getting smaller and don't expect her parents to care! Two parents that are living off their daughter!when Lilo runs out of $ her parents will not be there for her! Lilo raised herself. She is another tragedy of sick parents!

506 days ago
92.

dreamon    

What he flying commercial or on a private plane? I thought he'd flown Lindsay on private flight, before? You have to be totally whacked to try to carry that stuff on a commercial flight?

506 days ago
93.

thomas    

Maybe they should have let him go, put a tail on him, then let him and LiLo get caught in South America with the drugs. LiLo would find that the judges in S.A. are more likely to toss her into a real prison.

506 days ago
94.

Sam    

Viki has plead not guily by reason of Lindsanity.

506 days ago
95.

StarryStarryNight    

Gucci's revenge. Taking out one of he Hohan's drug/money suppliers.

506 days ago
96.

KCQT    

Maybe he can go to rehab with her!

506 days ago
97.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

Is heller available to defend him..or is he still busy not being paid by lindday?

506 days ago
98.

laura    

1. Lorazepam is NOT a muscle relaxer, TMZ. It's a sedative benzodiazapine (its the generic drug for Ativan).

2. Is anyone surprised this is a friend of Lindsay? He is probably her coke dealer.

506 days ago
99.

Jennyfrenzy     

The title is pretty misleading. It makes it appear the Lindsay, herself, was arrested along with this douchebag.

506 days ago
100.

_Taterman    

This guy is a putz! If this "Multi-millionaire hotel owner" had half a brain he'd hire someone else to do his "dirty work", so he would not get caught red handed. He deserved to get caught, IDIOT!!

506 days ago
101.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

His spiritual advisor wrote a letter.and advises the court that probation should be enough punishment

506 days ago
102.

cooky_doe    

That moron could have had the stash driven up to NY instead going through airport security.

506 days ago
103.

Sam    

If I didn't know any better, I'd say Viki wanted to get caught........


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

Maybe it was the only way to get away from all the Lindsanity.

506 days ago
104.

Deb    

Was he headed to Brazil?

506 days ago
105.

Jody    

Lindsay might have to look for a new supplier for a few days until this guy can recoop.

506 days ago
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