Heiress Paris Hilton and her beau, Las Vegas nightclub operator Cy Waits, were arrested late Friday night after police noticed what seemed like marijuana smoke coming from the black SUV driven by Waits.
According to reports, the couple was stopped near the Wynn Hotel. As the police began to perform a search on the Cadillac Escalade, Ms. Hilton said that she needed to use the bathroom; she was then escorted into the hotel. Lt. Dennis Flynn of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department recounts asking Ms. Hilton to place her purse on a table in the security room. The heiress then asked to get lip balm from her purse, and Flynn recounted that “as she began to open it, I saw a small bindle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse and into my hand.”
When Ms. Hilton was asked by the lieutenant as to who owned the cocaine, the heiress said that she had not seen the cocaine before. She also said that she only borrowed the purse, and that the cosmetics in the purse were not hers. Ms. Hilton did admit to owning the other items in the purse: $1,030 in cash, credit cards, asthma medication, and Zig-Zag wrappers.
Lt. Flynn noted further that Zig-Zag wrappers are commonly used to roll marijuana cigarettes.
David Chesnoff, Ms. Hilton’s lawyer, said in a statement, however, that “this matter will be dealt with in the courts, not in the media, and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law.” Fair enough.