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Paris Hilton questioned in South Africa on marijuana allegations and released: Rep

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The Associated Press reports Paris Hilton was detained in South Africa after being found in possession of marijuana. The socialite, who was in Port Elizabeth for the World Cup, was reportedly arrested outside the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium after Brazil played the Netherlands. “She was found in possession of some amount of [marijuana],” an officer told the AP. “We don’t know how much. It’s a high-profile person, only the top cops are dealing with it.”

UPDATE: Hilton’s publicist has released the following statement: “Paris Hilton was questioned today by police in South Africa on allegations of smoking marijuana. However, I can confirm that the incident was a complete misunderstanding and it was actually another person in the group who did it. The case has been dropped against Paris and no charges will be made. The authorities have apologized for wrongfully accusing her since she had nothing to do with the incident. Paris is having an incredible time at the World Cup.”

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