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Marijuana case against Paris dropped

A South African court has dropped the marijuana-smoking case against Paris Hilton. The heiress was ordered to appear before a special court in relation to the pot possession charges.

entertainment Updated: Jul 03, 2010 16:01 IST
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Paris Hilton

A South African court has dropped a marijuana-smoking case against US socialite Paris Hilton.

The multi-millionaire socialite was detained for interrogation over the issue, but her Los Angeles-based rep has said that the case against her has been dropped.

“I can confirm that the incident was a complete misunderstanding and it was actually another person in the group who did it,”


quoted her rep Dawn Miller as saying.

“The case has been dropped against Paris and no charges will be made,” he added.

In fact, African officials have apologised for their confusion.

“The authorities have apologized for wrongfully accusing her since she had nothing to do with the incident,” added Miller.

Hilton was ordered to appear before a special court sanctioned to deal with World Cup crime.

There, the heiress was reportedly told police had dropped their complaint.

However, one person in Hilton’s group pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a small fine.

First Published: Jul 03, 2010 14:21 IST