Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas Friday on charges of cocaine possession.
Cops in Vegas pulled over the car Paris was riding in after seeing a cloud of marijuana smoke wafting from the windows. The vehicle was being driven by her 29-year-old boyfriend Cy Waits, who was arrested for driving under the influence. Officers searched Paris (apparently not at the scene, but later at the Wynn hotel, where they took her to “keep her safe”), and they found a small amount of cocaine in her purse. Sources say Paris insists the bag was not hers. She’s claiming that before she went out, she decided her bag didn’t match her outfit and borrowed a friend’s instead, so the coke belonged to them. Paris was released early Saturday morning. She immediately hired powerful Vegas lawyer David Chesnoff to handle her case. Sources say he plans to go to court Monday to argue that there is no basis to charge Paris because the amount of cocaine was “negligible,” the purse wasn’t hers and Paris “was illegally searched.”