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Paris Hilton arrested for cocaine possession in Las Vegas

August 28, 2010 | 11:15 am

Paris-hilton-cy-waits Paris Hilton was arrested late Friday night on suspicion of possession of cocaine after police noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the SUV she was in on the Las Vegas Strip and pulled the vehicle over, L.A. Now reports.

Cy Waits, Hilton's nightclub-entrepreneur boyfriend, also was with Hilton and was arrested on suspicion of drug-related DUI. Waits is the one who on Tuesday held a knife-wielding man at gunpoint outside Hilton's Sherman Oaks home until police arrived.

A crowd began to form around the arrest in progress after Hilton was recognized, according to Luxe Life. A small amount cocaine was allegedly found in her purse, though TMZ reports she's insisting now that the purse wasn't hers. She was released on her own recognizance after about three hours.

Waits and Hilton took a private jet from L.A. to Vegas on Friday afternoon. They'd been at the XS nightclub at the Encore that night, Luxe Life reports, and were en route to his home in Henderson, Nev., when they were arrested. Waits is an XS managing partner.

The smell of marijuana got Hilton caught up with the law in South Africa recently -- but that ...

... incident ended with her release, facing no charges, as the drugs were determined not to be hers.

Hilton tweeted around 3 a.m. Saturday that she was headed to bed after watching a little "Family Guy."

Waits was scheduled to appear in court Saturday.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Paris Hilton and Cy Waits at the launch of her fragrance Tease at MyStudio in Hollywood on Aug. 10, 2010. Credit: Donald Traill / Associated Press

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