Former Nevada Beauty Queen's Fall from Grace Continues with Second Drug Bust in 2 Months
Katherine Nicole Rees faces five new drug charges after she was pulled over on Tuesday
Katherine Nicole Rees’ legal woes continue.
The former Miss Nevada, who was stripped of her crown in 2007 after sexually explicit photos of her surfaced online, was busted for drugs for the second time in two months when a car she was riding in was pulled over for a traffic stop in Las Vegas on Tuesday, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Rees, 31, was charged in July with four felony drug counts for allegedly possessing and selling meth.
She now faces an additional five counts after Tuesday’s stop. Police pulled over Rees and her boyfriend, Kevin “DJ Kulprit” Sims, near a 7-Eleven. While an officer was speaking with Sims, he smelled marijuana and asked the DJ whether there were drugs in the car.
He reportedly hesitated, at which point the officer put both of them in handcuffs. When Sims was searched, police found a jar of GHB – a so-called “date-rape” drug. A bag that Rees’ claimed was hers contained marijuana, Xanax, Oxycontin and meth, according to an arrest report obtained by the Las Vegas Sun.
She is being held on $9,000 bail, the newspaper reports.
Rees has previously faced various allegations of drug use. In 2009, she appeared on an Australian TV show, on which she was shown being questioned by Sydney customs officials after swabs of her bag and laptop tested positive for cocaine.
“I don’t do drugs,” Rees insisted on the show at the time. “I don’t use cocaine. I don’t use any kind of pill, no kind of Xanax, no anything. I don’t use anything.”
She was released without being charged. But then in 2012, she pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor drug charge in exchange for prosecutors dropping other, more serious, charges – including unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. She was sentenced to undergo drug counseling.
Rees has not entered a plea to the new charges.
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