A photograph posted by Paris Hilton more than a month prior to her drug arrest in Las Vegas could blow up her claim that the purse she was carrying — which contained cocaine — did not belong to her, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
In mid-July, Paris Tweeted a photograph of a purse and wrote: “Love My New Chanel Purse I Got Today :)” That purse appears to be identical to the purse she was carrying when arrested on cocaine possession charges in Las Vegas last weekend.
It could be a stunning blow to Paris’ claim that the purse in which cops found cocaine did not belong to her and that she borrowed it from a girlfriend.
One photo from the night of the arrest contains an out of focus image of the purse, but it is clear that it is a Chanel, with the distinctive interlocking Cs. The clasp in the front of the purse also appears to be the same.
RadarOnline.com discovered another photo of Paris with the new Chanel purse before the arrest. That photo was taken July 25.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, when Hilton was arrested Saturday night, police saw a small bindle of cocaine in her purse after stopping the car in which she was a passenger. Cops said they smelled marijuana coming from the car.
When police saw cocaine in Paris’ purse she said the purse was not hers, and that “she had borrowed it from a friend.”
Paris told police that $1,300 in cash and a credit card in the purse were hers, but “several cosmetic items in the purse were not hers.”
She was then placed under arrest “for possession of a controlled substance cocaine.” She is facing a felony charge that carries one to four years in prison.
As RadarOnline.com reported earlier Thursday, police did not give Paris a blood test and that could ultimately help her defense.