Paris Hilton 'held in South Africa on drug charge'

Paris Hilton 'held in South Africa on drug charge'

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

The officers spoke on condition of anonymity since they were not authorised to release Hilton’s name before she appears in court.

A spokeswoman for police at Port Elizabeth, Brigadier Marinda Mills, declined to confirm the name, but said a high-profile person was appearing in court on drug-related charges.

“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,” Brig Mills told the Associated Press.

A local radio station in Johannesburg said Hilton was detained outside the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium following the World Cup quarter-final match between Brazil and the Netherlands.

A police officer 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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