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Police: Paris Hilton said cocaine, purse weren’t hers

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Mugshots of Paris Hilton and Cy Waits after their Las Vegas arrests.

Updated Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 | 12:13 p.m.

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An arrest report detailing the events leading to the weekend arrest of Paris Hilton on the Las Vegas Strip was released Monday morning.

The hotel heiress was with her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, who manages a club inside the Wynn Las Vegas and was driving the black SUV that the officer stopped nearby at 11:22 p.m. Friday.

According to the arrest report, Hilton claimed the cocaine in her purse wasn't hers, but other items found in her purse, including Zig Zag rolling papers and a broken Albuterol tablet, were hers.

Hilton also said the purse didn't belong to her, police said.

Hilton was arrested on suspicion of felony cocaine possession. If convicted of the low-grade felony, she would get probation, but any violation of that probation would be punishable by up to one to four years in Nevada state prison.

When Hilton was released from custody, officers gave her a tentative date of Oct. 27 to return to Las Vegas Justice Court before Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure. That court date was expected to be finalized by court administrators today.

Cy Waits' date to return to court is expected to be in November before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Nancy Oesterle.

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  1. Aprilgirl12, the vehicle was pulled over by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) bicycle patrol officers on the Strip. Because the Strip tends to get really crowded with vehicle traffic at that time of night, LVMPD finds it is far more useful to use bicycles to get around congested traffic jams on the Strip.

    It has been reported that the bicycle officers went past the vehicle and smelled marijuana coming out the window. Not because of tailgating. Because in the traffic on a Friday night on the Strip, everyone kind of tailgates. That's what happens in traffic jams.

    That was the probable cause used to question the occupants of that vehicle.

    From every indication, LVMPD didn't know who was in that vehicle...only that an illegal activity was going on inside. Also from every indication, they didn't do this to specifically target Paris Hilton nor any other celebrity. Also, from everything I see, if Paris Hilton wasn't involved in using illegal drugs, she wouldn't have received any notice at all.