published Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Police: Paris Hilton detained in South Africa

ERIC NAKI

Associated Press Writer

JOHANNESBURG — Paris Hilton was detained in the South African city of Port Elizabeth on Friday for possession of marijuana, two South African police officers said.

The officers spoke on condition of anonymity, since they were not authorized to release Hilton's name before she appeared in court.

A spokeswoman for police at Port Elizabeth, Brig. Marinda Mills, declined to confirm the name, but said a high profile person was appearing in court.

"This person is appearing in court right now. We cannot reveal information about her until she has appeared in court. I am here with the individual in court, we're waiting for the court to start," Mills told the Associated Press.

Hilton's Los Angeles-based publicist, Dawn Miller, said she was awaiting details from the court appearance before commenting.

A local radio station in Johannesburg said Hilton was detained outside the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, following the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Netherlands.

A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Hilton was caught with an unspecified amount of marijuana.

"She was found in possession of some amount of dagga," the officer said, using the local name for marijuana. "We don't know how much. It's a high profile person, only the top cops are dealing with it," he said.

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cbc123 said...

So? Pot's harmless. Its just another example of time and money wasted on an international war against a totally harmless plant.

July 2, 2010 at 10:35 p.m.
hcirehttae said...

Maybe they'll just keep her. Don't put her in jail, just have her stay in South Africa and do 100 years of public service concerts.

July 3, 2010 at 1:43 a.m.
FM_33 said...

Paris Hilton took Britney Spears down that dark road of drugs and heavy drinking of hard whiskey sour.

July 3, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.
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