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Paris Hilton denied purse containing drugs was hers

Hiltonboyfriend Paris Hilton denied that a purse she was carrying that contained drugs was hers but said other items inside were, including breathing medication, credit cards and $1,300 in cash, according to a police report.

Hilton was arrested Saturday evening with her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub operator Cy Waits, who was driving the black SUV stopped by an officer at 11:22 p.m. Friday because of the smell of marijuana.

A police lieutenant found .8 grams of cocaine in, a purse Hilton was carrying. She is expected to be charged with felony drug possession by Clark County prosecutors, based on the police report.

According to the report, Hilton and Waits were stopped near the Wynn Hotel, where a crowd gathered as officers prepared to search the Cadillac SUV for narcotics. Hilton told the officer she needed to use the bathroom and was escorted into the hotel.

Lt. D. Flynn of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Hilton carried the purse into the hotel, and he had her place it on a table in a Wynn security room. As they waited for a female officer to respond to help with the search, Hilton asked for her purse to get lip balm.

“As she began to open it, I saw a small bindle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse and into my hand," Flynn wrote. "I then immediately took the purse and dropped the bindle back on the top," waiting for another officer to witness the recovery.

The lieutenant asked “Hilton whose cocaine it was, and she said she had not seen it and now thought it was gum,” he wrote in the report.

Hilton told him she borrowed the purse but the cash, broken Albuterol tablet, credit cards and Zig-Zag wrappers were hers, Flynn said.

She allegedly told Flynn that the cosmetics were not hers. Flynn noted that Zig-Zag wrappers are typically used to smoke marijuana.

Hilton’s attorney, David Chesnoff, urged people not to "rush to judgment."

"This matter will be dealt with in the courts, not in the media, and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law," he said in the statement.

Waits' attorney, Richard Schonfeld, says the two are innocent and the facts will exonerate them.

-- Richard Wiinton

Photo: Paris Hilton and boyfriend Cy Waits. Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

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So when did her honey begin sporting purses?

it was 0.8 grams not 8 grams

Doesn't matter whether the purse was hers; there's no law against possessing a purse. She's charged with possession of cocaine. Sounds like a moot point, however, since everything else in the purse belonged to her. What a loser. I've never understood the public fascination with this spoiled little self-indulgent brat.

Wow, even in a mug shot she properly executes the forward head tilt... Such focus and such dedication to her profession, whatever that is.

This wallet in my pocket, it's not mine. But yes, that's my ID, my credit cards, my KCRW subscriber card, my condom, my old guitar pick, and my $28. But the wallet and the dime bag? Nope, not mine.

Gee, it's not her purse, but she knows there lip balm inside, and it contained her cash, credit cards, rolling papers and Albuterol. Uh huh.

For those who say it was a trivial amount, please point me to the Nevada law that makes 0.8g of cocaine legal for posession.

She will have a difficult time getting away from this bust. Nevada courts operate like a machine for drug posession cases.

And..............the dog ate my homework.

The dog ate my homework. Really.

Celebrities don't live like the rest of us.

If her attorney wants to win this case it's really very easy- simply present a photo of her garage to the judge.

I know the contractor who works for her and my ex has worked at her home several times. Her Bentleys have to park outside because of the size of her wardrobe. She recently spent over $30,000 putting "shelving" in her garage to house her humungous handbag collection. It's very easy to agrue that her handbags are accessible to her assistants, housekeepers, gardeners, friends, etc. and that any one of those people could easily have slipped some substance into any of her handbags and that it's impossible and ridiculous to think that she is expected to stand guard in her garage. She left for Vegas, pulled the handbags that matched her outfits and didn't realize that there was a "bonus" in one of them when she added her personal items...

case closed.

I hope the judge takes into account the lying about the purse being hers when it clearly was hers.

P.S.: Maybe if she'd quit doing blow she could back-off on the asthma meds?

I think they should jail her for her looks. She's ugly.
Don't worry Paris you are one of the EXCEPTIONS to the rules of law.

Who cares?

Ms. Hilton is a sorry case. She is nowhere as interesting as her rustler ancestors from Texas and New Mexico.

Real people face real problems in this world but Ms. Hilton is not aware of either. She has accomplished nothing, despite the vast advantage of her inherited fortune.

She and nearly all of her entertainment industry colleagues are among the most profoundly boring and inconsequential people on the planet.

If she could only manage to use a YoYo, she'd at least have a notable skill.

As it is her epitaph will read, "She screwed and took drugs."


Rich girls don't borrow purses. I am so sick of this 29 year old drug addict getting off. They think they can't be touched. Who rides down the strip smoking weed, only a fool. It was hers, it was all hers....lock her up.

Earth to Paris: This is a cautionary tale, remember Orenthal James Simpson? What you can get away with in LA, goes down hard in Vegas!
Or: She who felonies in Vegas, Stays in Vegas! Hah!

This Chesnoff guy is reportedly a hotshot lawyer, so I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for her to do much, if any, jail time, although she should for this charge. I love that she's trying to pull the old its not mine trick again. Heck, it worked for her at the World Cup in South Africa, so we'll see. It's time that this spoiled and entitled chick goes away.

Buddy looks like Scott Peterson...

When will Paris be forced to take responsibility for her actions? Her previous bust for possesion of marijuana was blamed on one of the many members of her enterouge. But, she carries zig-zags with her in LV. Twenty-nine y/o and still acting like a teenager without a care in the world. Heiress or not, start acting like - being - a productive member of society and stop wasting court time fighting charges that you obviously deserve. Maybe this time making her complete a jail sentence (so she can read the bible and become closer to God, as she told Larry King) will help her see the error of her ways. Or she can just check into rehab like every other rich "starlett" and pretend she is fixing the problem. At least that way she's forced to act like she recognizes there is a problem.

Why to this day, do we still cater to these famous loser celebrities. Its always one screw up after another. When do we get to finally write these criminals off as criminals and not celebrities and strip them of their fame and notoriety.

Wow! This poor girl.


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