Paris Hilton's marijuana charges dropped, report says
Paris Hilton will not be charged for smoking or possessing marijuana, the Associated Press said on Friday, following her arrest after she was reportedly escorted out of South Africa's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for smoking what appeared to be pot while watching the Brazil-Netherlands quarterfinal World Cup match.
"Everything is completely fine," Hilton Tweeted. "I was not charged or arrested, cause I didn't do anything."
The Provincial Head of Detectives in Port Elizabeth, Mark Magadlela, had told South African newspaper The Daily Dispatch that Hilton was brought to the police station and then released.
"I was assisting the police with the investigation and answering their questions," Hilton said. "Everyone was super nice and friendly to me. I love South Africa! Such an amazing place, especially during The World Cup! Hope that clears everything up. Love you guys, thanks for your concern. Xoxo P"
She had appeared in a courtroom around midnight local time after being arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana. She wore an off-white sleeveless blouse, had her hair in pigtails and donned heavy black eyeliner, the Associated Press said.
Hilton had arrived in the country on Thursday with an entourage of some 20 people and about a dozen pieces of mostly-matched luggage.
"Had so much fun at the game today. What a match! I love South Africa!" Hilton wrote on her Twitter page three hours before news of her arrest broke. "It's so beautiful here. I can't wait to go on the Safari this week and see all the amazing animals."
Hilton pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. She spent 23 days behind bars.