Paris Hilton to Be Charged With Felony

Cops reportedly found 0.8 grams of cocaine
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2010 12:38 PM CDT
In this photo released Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Paris Hilton poses for a police booking photo in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

(Newser) – Despite her insistence that the cocaine police found on her belonged to a friend, Paris Hilton will be charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. TMZ has a copy of the criminal complaint that will be filed today, which notes that 0.8 grams of cocaine were recovered from Hilton's purse (and, amusingly, that Hilton claimed to have never seen it before and said she thought it was gum). Click here for the other excuses she's reportedly used so far.

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