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|Paris tokes it up last month outside Teddy’s, a popular Hollywood nightclub. Her weed-sucking ways have now gotten her in trouble in South Africa.|
Paris Hilton was arrested Friday in South Africa for possession of marijuana, but a court there has dropped charges against the socialite.
Hilton appeared late Friday in a FIFA World Cup courtroom in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, after being arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis at a football game between Brazil and the Netherlands, reports Andrew Dampf of The Associated Press.
Neither Hilton nor court officials said anything at her court appearance around midnight local timed. She was quickly led away to another room, according to a reporter on the scene.
|Paris is many things. Shy isn’t one of them.|
She was detained earlier in the day for possession of marijuana, according to two South African police officers who spoke anonymously.
Hilton’s publicist, Los Angeles-based Dawn Miller, declined to comment before hearing details from the court appearance.
Hilton was detained outside the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium following the quarterfinal football match between Brazil and the Netherlands, according to a Johannesburg, South Africa radio station.
“She was found in possession of some dagga,” one policeman said, using the local slang name for cannabis. “We don’t know how much. It’s a high profile person; only the top cops are dealing with it.”
In 2007, Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. After 23 days behind bars, Hilton told TV host Larry King that the experience made her reevaluate the role “partying” played in her life.
According to Hilton, the jail stay made her decide she wanted “to help raise money for kids and for breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.”
Seems maybe its time for another bit of image rehabilitation, at least by Hollywood’s weird, schizophrenic double standard when it comes to pot.
Who knows which lucky charities might benefit this time?