Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge: Rueters.

Socialite Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday night and charged with cocaine possession, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

Hilton, 29, a reality TV star and a staple of celebrity red carpets, was arrested after a traffic stop by police in which an undisclosed amount of cocaine was allegedly found in her purse, celebrity website TMZ.com said.

Photographers snapped pictures of police arresting Hilton on the busy Las Vegas strip.

It was the second drug-related arrest for Hilton in two months. She was detained after a World Cup soccer match in South Africa in July on suspicion of marijuana possession.

Hilton was swiftly released without charge after South African police said the marijuana was in the possession of a friend accompanying Hilton to the soccer match.

In the Las Vegas incident, Hilton was reportedly a passenger in the car. The driver, said to be her boyfriend, nightclub manager Cy Waits, was charged with driving under the influence.

Hilton was released from jail early on Saturday morning. She later sent a message on her Twitter account saying she was going to bed, but not mentioning the arrest.

Hilton’s publicist did not return calls for comment on Saturday.

TMZ.com, citing sources close to Hilton, said she is saying that a purse in which the cocaine was allegedly found does not belong to her.

Hilton, the great-granddaughter of Hilton hotels founder Conrad Hilton, has worked as a model, singer, actress, fashion designer and reality TV star. She runs multimillion-dollar businesses based on her name including clothing lines, fragrances and wine.

She famously spent three weeks in a Los Angeles jail in 2007 for violating her probation in an earlier reckless driving charge.

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  1. I’m not surprise if nothing of real lesson comes from this. Paris has been in trouble before and came out ok. I suppose that if you represent glamour and glitz, life is already different for you, i.e. Armanis, exclusive Oscar parties, and expensive cars like Bugatti Veyron are merely toys. But public opinion is also likely to give you more chances.

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