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Paris Hilton released from jail after arrest for cocaine possession

August 28, 2010 |  8:23 am

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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