Paris Hilton cuts a deal in felony drug possession case


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Paris Hilton’s felony drug possession charge related to her recent arrest in Las Vegas has been dealt down to two misdemeanor counts -- drug possession and obstructing an officer -- for which she’ll serve a year’s probation, perform 200 hours of community service and pay a $2,000 fine, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Had the charge remained a felony, the paper says, Hilton still would not have done jail time on a first offense. If arrested during her probation period, she’ll be sentenced to a year in jail in Nevada.


‘If she is arrested for anything besides a minor traffic violation she will spend a year in jail,’ Clark County Dist. Atty. David Roger said Friday. ‘There will be no discussion. The court will have no discretion.’

The added obstruction charge resulted from Hilton’s assertion to police that the purse in which cocaine was found did not belong to her.

Hilton, 29, and her boyfriend, Cy Waits, 34, were arrested Aug. 27 on the Vegas Strip on their way home from the Encore’s XS nightclub, where Waits was a managing partner. Charged with driving under the influence, he has since lost the XS job, and both parties have been banned from Wynn properties, including the Encore.

In 2007, Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving and served 23 days in Los Angeles County jail.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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