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Paris Hilton faces felony drug charge

Las Vegas -- Heiress and U.S. socialite Paris Hilton was charged with felony cocaine possession following her weekend arrest in Las Vegas, police documents indicate.

The officer's arresting report indicated the officer observed a substance "I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from (Hilton's) purse and into my hand," People magazine reported Monday.

Hilton was removing a lip balm from her purse while being detained in a holding room at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel when the 0.8 grams of cocaine were spotted, the official said.

Hilton's purse also contained papers commonly used for rolling a marijuana cigarette and a broken tablet of Albuterol, commonly used by people with breathing problems during the search after a traffic stop late Friday, the police report said. Hilton's boyfriend, Cy Waits, a Las Vegas nightclub executive, also was arrested in the traffic stop.

Police pulled over the car on the famed Las Vegas Strip when an officer smelled marijuana from the vehicle.

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