Los Angeles (dpa) – Socialite Paris Hilton was charged with felony
possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found 0.8
grams of cocaine in her purse when they arrested her on Friday,
People.com reported Monday.
Hilton, 29, was briefly taken into custody following the arrest,
which was carried out, according to a police report released Monday,
after police stopped her car when they detecting the strong smell of
marijuana coming from the vehicle she was driving.
The charges carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison and a
5,000 dollar fine. Hilton previously served a brief stint in prison
in 2007 following repeated drink-driving violations.
Hilton made headlines last week after an incident at her home in
which she was awoken by a armed intruder. The man was arrested and is
to face charges that could carry a sentence of up to six years in
prison if convicted.
Hilton was arrested during the World Cup in South Africa on
suspicion of possession of marijuana possession. The case was dropped
a few hours later.