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    >> ro this morning new details are emerging about the arrest of socialite paris hilton for felony cocaine possession in las vegas . a criminal complaint filed against her. nbc's kristen welker has the latest from los angeles . kristen, good morning.

    >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. according to the complaint police pound 0.8 grams of cocaine in a purse hilton was carrying but the hotel heiress continues to stand by her story the drugs were not hers.

    >> vegas is one of my favorite places on earth.

    >> reporter: those words spoken to nbc's las vegas affiliate just hours before paris hilton was arrested for allegedly having too much fun in sin city . the reality tv star was charged with cocaine possession, a felony. it happened just before midnight on friday when hilton 's boyfriend cy waits was cited for driving under the influence on the vegas strip . but hilton maintains she didn't do anything wrong.

    >> it's a very confusing story that she's telling police.

    >> reporter: now the newly released criminal complaint is shedding light on what actually happened. according to the complaint a las vegas officer pulled over hilton and her boyfriend because there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and as 100 onlookers gathered hilton asked to use the restroom and an officer accompanied her into the nearby hotel. according to the officer in the complaint, hilton reached into her purse for lip balm and as she began to open it i saw a small bindle of what i believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse into my hand. the complaint goes on to read after i read hilton her miranda rights , she told me the purse was not hers and she had borrowed it from a friend. i asked hilton whose cocaine it was. she said she had not seen it but now thought it was gum. hilton did admit that several other items in the purse were hers, according to the report. legal analyst royal oakes says prosecutors could have a hard time proving the cocaine is hers. still, the reality tv star could be in serious trouble.

    >> she's looking at a felony in nevada, one to four years in prison. probably she'll get probation but if anything goes wrong, if she falls off the wagon, she's looking at prison time.

    >> reporter: hilton is no stranger to legal trouble. she was arrested twice before and even spent 23 days in jail in 2007 for a probation violation that dated back to a drunk driving arrest the year before. hollywood insiders say even if hilton is let off the legal hook this time, her fans may not be as forgiving.

    >> people are getting bored. they're fed up with seeing these celebrities and socialites getting into trouble with the law.

    >> reporter: hilton 's family, sources say, is trying to remain optimistic during this period. we reached out to hilton 's attorney but did not hear back from him. matt?

Access Hollywood
updated 8/31/2010 9:02:37 AM ET 2010-08-31T13:02:37

Paris Hilton’s need to have moisturized lips over the weekend directly led to the cocaine in the purse she was carrying literally dropping into a Las Vegas Police Officer’s hands, according to the newly released police report.

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In the document, obtained by Access Hollywood (included in the felony Possession of a Controlled Substance charge against the heiress, filed in court by the Clark County District Attorney's Office on Monday), an LVPD officer detailed how the cocaine discovery happened in the Wynn Hotel security holding room where the heiress was waiting for a female officer to arrive to take her to the bathroom.

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”… Hilton said she needed to put some lip balm on, and I handed her the purse from the table. As she began to open it, I saw a small bundle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse and into my hand,” an officer wrote in his arrest report.

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The officer then took the purse away from Hilton and waited for backup to arrive before searching it with another officer as a witness.

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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Hilton and her boyfriend, Cy Waits, were pulled over in Las Vegas on Friday night after a police officer allegedly noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car Waits was driving. According to the newly released report, the officer claimed Waits failed a number of field sobriety tests after the couple was pulled over.

The officer claimed in his report that the gathering of a crowd of onlookers prompted Hilton to ask to go somewhere more private to “prevent her from being molested by the growing crowd.” He also claimed that Hilton told the officers that pulled the couple over that she “needed to use the bathroom badly and asked if I would accompany her inside the Wynn Hotel.”

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After discovering the cocaine, the officer placed Hilton under arrest. Following her arrest, the officer claimed Hilton told him the purse was not hers and “she had borrowed it from a friend.”

As the officer searched the rest of the bag, he discovered $1,300 in cash, credit cards and a broken Albuterol tablet (used to treat breathing and chest tightness) and Zig Zag wrappers, all of which Hilton reportedly claimed to the officer were hers.

She reportedly told the officer, however, that “several cosmetic items inside the purse were not hers “and that she thought the cocaine he found was “gum.”

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The Clark County DA's Office confirmed to Access on Monday that Hilton has now been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and is due in court on Oct. 27 at 7:30 a.m. Waits, who was arrested on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge, is due in court on Nov. 29 at 8 a.m.

The Associated Press reports that the charge could get Hilton probation if convicted, and up to four years in Nevada state prison if she violates that probation.

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In related news, on Sunday night, Hilton thanked her fans via Twitter for reaching out during her time of need.

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“I’m so thankful to all my fans for all the love and support you are giving me. Thank you all. Love you so much. Love Paris xoxo,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Hilton’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, told Access, “This matter will be dealt with in the courts not in the media and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law. There will be no interviews and no more comments at this time.”

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  1. Back to reality

    Paris Hilton promotes her new docu-series on Oxygen, "The World According to Paris," at Kitson at Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 27, 2011. (David Livingston / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. The ruff stuff

    Hilton is pictured with a tiny dog in her show "The World According to Paris." (Adam Taylor / Oxygen) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Quick entry

    Hilton arrives onstage on a motorcycle for a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios oin Burbank, Calif., on May 27, 2011. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. The gang's all here

    Hilton, left, joins her parents Kathy Hilton and Rick Hilton and sister Nicky Hilton at the premiere of "The World According to Paris" at Tropicana Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles on May 17, 2011. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Footwork for charity

    Hilton, second from left, and her sister Nicky take part in the Josh Duhamel and American Red Cross "Run For Red Cross/Japan" in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 27, 2011. (Valerie Macon / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Well heeled celebrity

    Hilton displays shoe models from her new collection during a news conference in Mexico City on March 30, 2011. Hilton was in Mexico to promote her new collection. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Special protection

    Hilton arrives at the 18th annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles on April 29, 2011. The event benefits the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Too close for comfort

    Cy Waits, , left, boyfriend of Hilton, reacts as he is grabbed by an assailant while walking toward a court appearance with the heiress in Los Angeles on April 27, 2011. An unidentified man was restrained by Hilton's bodyguards and detained. (Nick Ut / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. More trouble behind her

    Hilton talks with her attorney, David Chesnoff, before her hearing in Clark County court in Las Vegas on Sept. 20, 2010. Hilton pleaded guilty to reduced charges in her August cocaine arrest. Under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors, the heiress will serve a year of probation and avoid a felony conviction. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Mug for the cameras

    Hilton is shown in a booking photo released Aug. 28, 2010, by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after being arrested on drug charges. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. What a Tease

    Hilton and boyfriend Cy Waits attend the launch of her fragrance Tease at MyStudio in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2010. (Donald Traill / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. 'Paris, Not France'

    Hilton's life is examined in the 2009 documentary "Paris, Not France," a 68-minute film that chronicles Hilton's much-publicized professional successes and personal struggles. Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. See you in court

    In July 2009, Hilton found herself in federal court in Miami, accused of failing to adequately promote her 2006 movie, "Pledge This!" The actress insisted she did her job. (Alan Diaz / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Seeking a Middle Eastern pal

    Dressed in traditional Middle Eastern style, Hilton attended a press conference promoting her reality show, "Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF." In the show, the heiress searches for a friend in the Middle East. (Karim Sahib / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. You smell good

    Hilton and then-boyfriend Doug Reinhardt attended the 37th annual FiFi awards, honoring those in the fragrance industry, in May 2009. The couple broke up in June after six months of dating. (Peter Kramer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Not 'Hottie' at the box office

    Hilton starred with Joel David Moore in the 2008 romantic comedy,"The Hottie and the Nottie." The film, which was a major box office disaster and received extremely negative reviews from critics, won Hilton the 2009 Razzie Award for worst actress and worst screen couple with Moore. (Regent Releasing via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Vote for me

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain likened then-Sen. Barack Obama to Hilton as far as celebrity status. Hilton responded with a spoof video, "Paris for President," in which she called McCain old and wrinkly and announced her own presidential campaign. (SwagHouse Media via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Free at last

    Paris Hilton leaves the Los Angeles County Correctional Facility in Lynwood, Calif., on Tuesday, June 26. 2007. Hilton, who commanded as much attention behind bars as on the Hollywood party scene, regained her freedom after serving three weeks in jail for violating probation in a drunk-driving case. (Max Morse / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Do not pass go

    Hilton leaves the Los Angeles Municipal Court Metropolitan branch with her father Rick on Friday, May 4, 2007 after a judge sentenced the hotel heriess to 45 days in jail for violating her probation. (Damian Dovarganes / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Time to get paid

    Hilton knows what time it is while posing during a news conference introducing her new line of timepieces at the BaselWorld 2007 watch fair in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, April 14. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. 'Simple' pleasures

    Hilton, left, and Nicole Richie reunited to discuss another season of their reality television show "The Simple Life" on Monday, April 9, 2007 in Los Angeles. After famously feuding and filming their parts separately last season, the celebutantes were reunited as camp counselors for the show's fifth installment (Damian Dovarganes / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Paris loves to accessorize

    Hilton and her then-beau, actor Josh Henderson, arrive at the Complex Magazine 5th Anniversary party at club Area in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 10, 2007. (Marianna Day Massey / Zuma Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Having a ball

    Hilton attends the Vienna Opera Ball on Thursday, Feb. 15. 2007. The ball is Austria’s society event of the year and Hilton was invited to be the guest of Richard Lugner, a 74-year-old married construction magnate who invites a celebrity each year. His previous guests included Geri Halliwell, Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra. (Hans Klaus Techt / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Booked

    In 2006, Hilton published a book, "Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose." It featured more than 300 photos of the heiress. (Simon & Schuster) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Pulling back

    Hilton's then-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos leads the way at a Nov. 2005 cocktail reception to highlight diamonds from DeGrisogono. Yet Hilton's ring finger was diamondless, having ended her engagement to Paris Latsis two months earlier. (Zach Lipp / Sipa Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Bunny power

    In a huge sartorial stretch, Hilton tries on a bunny outfit at the 2005 Halloween Mansion Party hosted by Hayley Duff. (David Livingston / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Paris times two

    Paris Hilton and her then-fiance, Paris Latsis, smile as they leave the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood after catching a late night movie. Alas, the good times were not to last. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Having more fun

    Paris Hilton and Kimberly Stewart, daughter of Rod Stewart, attend a Los Angeles party. Stewart is one of Hilton's longtime pals, and reportedly was her first choice as a co-star on Fox's "The Simple Life." (Lionel Hahn / Abaca) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Hungry?

    An image from Hilton's TV spot for Carl's Jr. The burger chain's new ad campaign features Hilton in a revealing one-piece black swimsuit, sensuously washing a Bentley. It plays on her trademark phrase, "That's hot." But some critics found the ad too hot, saying it shouldn't appear on television. (Carl's Junior) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Some like it hot

    Paris Hilton poses at a photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. She visited the festival to promote her starring role in "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" She would later be taken to court for allegedly failing to promote the film. (Eric Gaillard / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Almost Eden

    Paris Hilton portrays actress Barbara Eden as Jeannie from the '60s TV series "I Dream of Jeannie" in a 2005 episode of NBC's "American Dreams." Eden couldn't show her navel on the original show, a broadcast policy clearly gone by the time Paris arrived on TV. (NBC via Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Going brunette

    Paris Hilton arrives for the Young Hot Hollywood Style Awards in April of 2005. The party was hosted by "US Weekly" magazine and singer Jessica Simpson. We're not sure what prompted the change in hair color, but perhaps Simpson already had the blonde spot locked up. (Lee Celano / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. All smiles

    Paris Hilton takes a photo of herself with a fan as she arrives for the European premiere of her film, "House of Wax." Hilton's boyfriend at the time, Paris Latsis, proposed to her after she returned from three weeks doing publicity in Europe. It didn't last. (Max Nash / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Sister act

    Paris Hilton, left, and her sister Nicky Hilton leave the Luca Luca Fall 2005 fashion show in February. The two have been seen together less frequently as Paris' career has skyrocketed, but both are still enjoying plenty of time in the spotlight. (Diane Bondareff / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. All in the family

    Paris Hilton poses with her parents Rick Hilton and Kathy Richards, and her brother Baron, left, at the "House of Wax" premiere in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. In the flesh

    Paris Hilton stars as Paige Edwards in Warner Bros.' "House of Wax," released the spring of 2005. In the film, she and her co-stars wander into a town filled with wax figures which turn out to be the wax-coated corpses of killers' victims. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Field hands

    Paris Hilton brings along friend Nicole Richie, right, to work on a dairy farm during an episode of "The Simple Life." The Fox reality show, which exposed the duo to the workings of small-town life, further propelled Hilton to stardom. (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Nick of time

    Paris Hilton rests in the arms of then-boyfriend Nick Carter, of the Backstreet Boys, as they watch the second half of the NBA All-Star game in Feb. 2004. The two later broke up. (Mark J. Terrill / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Puppy love

    Paris Hilton poses with her dog Tinkerbell. The heiress with the mostest caught flack in 2005 when plans were briefly revealed to ditch the chihuahua for a cuter dog. Ah, fashion. (Jim Cooper / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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