LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP) Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton is expected to plead guilty to two misdemeanor drug charges to avoid jail time under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors.
Clark County District Attorney David Roger says the 29-year-old heiress will plead guilty Monday to drug possession and obstructing an officer to avoid two consecutive six month sentences stemming from her arrest last month at a Las Vegas hotel-casino.
Hilton was arrested, along with 34-year-old Las Vegas nightclub tycoon, Cy Waits, inside the luxurious Wynn resort after police say a small bag containing 0.8 grams of cocaine fell out of her Chanel purse when she reached for lip balm in front of a police lieutenant.
Under the terms of the plea deal Hilton will serve a year of unsupervised probation and have to complete a drug abuse program. The rail-thin blonde will also have to pay a fine of $2,000 and complete 200 hours of community service, according to The New York Daily News.
After the incident, Wynn Resorts Ltd. Spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne told The Associated Press that Hilton is no longer welcome at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, and Waits was reportedly relieved of his managerial duties at both establishments.