Hilton, the granddaughter of the hotel chain tycoon, was arrested shortly before midnight on Las Vegas Boulevard after police purchased a vehicle that Hilton was in. Paris was not driving.
Public Information officer Marcus Martin said the vehicle was stopped after officers believed marijuana smoke was coming out of the car in front of the Wynn Hotel, where Hilton’s boyfriend, Cy Waits, operates a nightclub. After a search of Hilton, cocaine was found in her purse.
Hilton was taken to the Clark County Detention Center early Saturday morning but released later. The male driver of the car was arrested on DUI drug charges.
This was the third incident that involved drugs happened with Hilton during this summer.
In July, Hilton was held by police on Corsica and caught with less than a gram of marijuana in her purse but released without being charged.
Earlier in July, she was questioned by South African police at the World Cup after she was allegedly caught smoking marijuana. Her rep called it a “complete misunderstanding,” and Hilton wasn’t charged.
Her latest incident with the law come three years after she went to jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related driving case.