Hilton Caught With Cannabis In France

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July 17, 2010 | 9:30am EST

Paris Hilton was held by police in France on Friday after she was caught carrying cannabis in her handbag.

The socialite travelled to French island Corsica on a private plane from Paris, reportedly en route to Sardinia, Italy.

But she was held by police officers momentarily when she landed at the airport after they discovered less than a gram of marijuana on her, reports AFP.

Hilton was released shortly afterwards without charge.

It’s her second cannabis controversy this month – a friend was arrested by police in South Africa for pot possession following a World Cup soccer game Hilton attended with her on 2 July.

Former Playboy Playmate Jennifer Rovero has since been ordered to leave South Africa and has been banned from the country until at least 2012 after reportedly confessing to possessing marijuana.