Paris Hilton, 29, has been officially charged by the prosecutors in Clark County, Nevada with felony possession of a controlled substance
The socialite was arrested on 27th of August for possession of cocaine in Las Vegas. Paris was driving along with her boyfriend Cy Waits when their car was pulled over by a Las Vegas Metro officer during a traffic stop in front of the Wynn Hotel and Casino on the Vegas strip.
The officer found a bag of white powder in her handbag which upon testing proved to be cocaine. The hotel heiress was then arrested and booked into the Clark County detention center, according to ABC News. Her attorney David Chesnoff, helped her get out of the jail.
However, Paris claims that the handbag did not belong to her. She had borrowed it from one of her friend and assumed the white substance to be “gum”.
Paris may now have to serve up to four years of imprisonment along with a $5,000 fine.