Paris Hilton arrested for carrying cocaine

By Andy Goldberg

Los Angeles (dpa) – Socialite Paris Hilton was charged with felony

possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found 0.8

grams of cocaine in her purse when they arrested her on Friday, reported Monday.

Hilton, 29, was briefly taken into custody following the arrest,

which was carried out, according to a police report released Monday,

after police stopped her car when they detecting the strong smell of

marijuana coming from the vehicle she was driving.

The charges carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison and a

5,000 dollar fine. Hilton previously served a brief stint in prison

in 2007 following repeated drink-driving violations.

Hilton made headlines last week after an incident at her home in

which she was awoken by a armed intruder. The man was arrested and is

to face charges that could carry a sentence of up to six years in

prison if convicted.

Hilton was arrested during the World Cup in South Africa on

suspicion of possession of marijuana possession. The case was dropped

a few hours later.