- Associated Press - Monday, August 30, 2010

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Paris Hilton denied owning the purse in which police say less than a gram of cocaine was found after a traffic stop on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a police report obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

“She told me the purse was not hers, that she had borrowed it from a friend,” Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn wrote in Hilton’s arrest report.

The 29-year-old celebrity socialite acknowledged owning money, credit cards and a broken tablet of the prescription asthma medication Albuterol that was also found in the purse late Friday in front of the Wynn Las Vegas resort.

But Flynn said she denied owning a small plastic “bindle” containing 0.8 grams of cocaine that fell out of her purse when she reached for a tube of lip balm.

Hilton’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, said Monday he’s not commenting on the police report.

“As previously stated, the facts of the situation will be tested in a courtroom,” Chesnoff said.

Hilton is facing a low-grade felony drug possession charge that would get her probation if convicted. But a violation of that probation would be punishable by up to one to four years in Nevada state prison.

Hilton’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, was also arrested.

Police say Waits failed field sobriety tests after he was stopped while driving the black Cadillac Escalade from which a police motorcycle officer reported smelling marijuana smoke.

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