Hilton Arrested For Cocaine Possession

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August 28, 2010 | 9:50am EST

Paris Hilton has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.

The socialite was detained by police in Las Vegas on Friday night after they pulled over a car in which she was a passenger.

Cops are said to have found a suspicious-looking white powder in Hilton’s purse, which was tested and allegedly proved to be cocaine.

The hotel heiress was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Centre, where she was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Hilton has been released on her own recognisance, according to TMZ.com.

In July, the star was questioned by cops in South Africa after her pal was suspected of smoking marijuana during the soccer World Cup festivities. Hilton also served time in jail in 2007 on a DUI charge.