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Paris Hilton released from jail after arrest for cocaine possession

The Clark County Detention Center is shown Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in Las Vegas. Paris Hilton was taken to the building after she was arrested on drug charges Aug. 27.

Paris Hilton was booked into jail and then released after Las Vegas police arrested the socialite for allegedly having cocaine in her purse Friday night.

The Las Vegas Police Department have released few details about the case. But a police official told CNN she was riding in a black Cadillac Escalade near Wynn Hotel when police smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and pulled it over. Both Hilton and the driver were arrested.

The incident occurred several days after an intruder armed with two knives tried to break into Hilton's Sherman Oaks home.

Nathan Lee Parada, 31, was charged Thursday with a felony count of attempted residential burglary. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The incident occurred at 6 a.m. Tuesday when Parada allegedly approached the actress' home in the gated Mulholland Estates community. After banging on the door, he was confronted by Hilton's boyfriend, who was inside the house, police said.

Hilton posted a message on Twitter alleging that a man with two large knives was trying to break in. She posted a photo showing the alleged suspect in handcuffs with his back to the camera.

"So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes," Hilton tweeted.

During the World Cup this summer in South Africa, Hilton was taken into custody for allegedly possessing marijuana, but the case was quickly dropped.

It's unclear when Las Vegas prosecutors will decide whether to charge Hilton in the cocaine case.

-- Richard Winton

Photo: The Clark County Detention Center is shown Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in Las Vegas. Paris Hilton was taken to the building after she was arrested on drug charges Aug. 27. Credit: Isaac Brekken / Associated Press

 
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Everytime I read of the antics of these "famous for what" kids I think of their same age cohorts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The situations they confront each day, the responsibilities and dangers that cross their path. What a shameful study in contrasts. Everytime we pay attention to these stories we are supporting the coverage, and implying that they are living lives of greater importance than heroic and humble people everywhere, including our military.

WOW this woman is amazing life throws her lemons and she makes millions from them. I don't think any of these "socialite " people ever learn or care. If it was any of us that did this kind of stints we are really paying for it.

She'll get off scot free, again...and everyone will love her for it and get off over her increased media presence.......
I say "Free Manson".

Who is Los Vegas trying to fool?
"It's unclear when Las Vegas prosecutors will decide whether to charge Hilton in the cocaine case..."
They aren't going to prosecute Paris! Everyone knows celebrities are above the law that regular Americans abide by. For once I would like to see one of these hollywood idiots get stuck with the same severity of charges and punishment that you and I would.

Who is Los Vegas trying to fool?
"It's unclear when Las Vegas prosecutors will decide whether to charge Hilton in the cocaine case..."
They aren't going to prosecute Paris! Everyone knows celebrities are above the law that regular Americans abide by. For once I would like to see one of these hollywood idiots get stuck with the same severity of charges and punishment that you and I would.

Who is Los Vegas trying to fool?
"It's unclear when Las Vegas prosecutors will decide whether to charge Hilton in the cocaine case..."
They aren't going to prosecute Paris! Everyone knows celebrities are above the law that regular Americans abide by. For once I would like to see one of these hollywood idiots get stuck with the same severity of charges and punishment that you and I would.

Who is Los Vegas trying to fool?
"It's unclear when Las Vegas prosecutors will decide whether to charge Hilton in the cocaine case..."
They aren't going to prosecute Paris! Everyone knows celebrities are above the law that regular Americans abide by. For once I would like to see one of these hollywood idiots get stuck with the same severity of charges and punishment that you and I would.

Nice job LA Times. The headline of the article says Paris Hilton busted on Cocaine chargers. The first two sentences of the article address the headline. The rest of the article talks about a criminal break in to her home.

Sorry you guys are so ADD that you can;t stay on topic for more than a sentence or two.

The reason why they are trying to decide is because it could be a set-up. Very intriguing and although the police probably will drop it fast, we would still like to know the motive

What an idiot. Surely she should have learned by now that drug use or abuse is a "deal killer" for her. What a flaming idiot!

Why do we give these socialites so much media coverage? With all the problems in the world and all the good reporting the Times could be focusing on, you write an article about a female who comes from money and contributes absolutely nothing to society. Write articles about people who make a difference and report stories that a relevant to the problems and issues that are affecting Americans today. Keep Paris Hilton on TMZ where she belongs. Not here!

Say no to drugs baby!

what's wrong with this kid? she's an heiress not a jailbird! oh wait. i forgot. she's both. how embarrassing for her poor mother.
you don't do cocaine and drive. take a cab or a limo. she can afford to. how irresponsible.
Paris needs a good talking to. and she needs more sophistication. she should stop slumming at sleazy clubs and attend some cultural events like the Ballet and Opera, or a Museum. there is more to life than club hopping.
she needs to pull it together and stop this nonsense. a lot of people like her and look up to her and she needs to start setting a better example. she is almost 30 yrs old and won't be a youngster much longer.

hope the boyfriend doesn't mind herpes

who cares, the bimbo should be in jail.

Shes on probation, she will try and pay the driver to say the coacine was her friends. They had reasonable suspicion to pull the car over, now the matter is was the coacine found on her persons. If so, shes done, she will do a 30 days or so in jail there.

Why do people look at hollywood glitz was such glamour. They are all trashy, uneducated, and use drugs.

she"ll skate. Money buys it all. Then again they could send her to service OJ,hes into blondes

What the hell does part two of this story have to do with part one?

Did her publicist write it to deflect attention from the real news here?

Why do Hilton and Lohan just keep getting off? Isn't anyone in the justice system getting just a mite embarrassed?

She puts the fun in dys'fun'ctional.

Yea but she was just carrying it for somebody else, right?
I mean - it wasn't REALLY hers . . .

lol

I though that cocaine was illegal to sell.

From whom did Hilton buy it? Or, did it just appear?
There is a market for the drug and those who supply the market. Apparently, the sellers are above the law.

The old double, triple, standards apply.

It's a really good thing she will never have to get a job because all these arrests look bad on your resume.

Drug possession shouldn't be a crime anyway.

i pray for this woman,and i beseech others who believe in the Power of Almighty GOD to set her free from these "devils" she invites into her life,GOD in Jesus name i pray this woman will find YOU GOD and give her life and self over to YOUR Wisdom,for the sake of YOUR BLESSED SON JESUS CHRIST, who died for all sinners, GOD, give her the brilliance this woman is supposed to eminate and be surrounded with,help her out of herself and these ungodly situations and associations,thank YOU GOD IN JESUS NAME AMEN i sure pray she becomes a Christian and tells others of YOUR Grace and Mercy Jesus

 
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