Crime Paris Hilton's Explanation: I Thought the Cocaine Was Gum The heiress, now facing a felony charge, claims she borrowed the purse containing the drug By Mark Gray Published on August 30, 2010 06:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Todd Williamson/WireImage When a little white baggie fell out of the purse she was carrying, Paris Hilton had an explanation for Las Vegas police. “She had not seen it but now thought it was gum, said an officer’s report. It turned out the baggie actually contained .8 grams of cocaine, and now Hilton faces felony drug-possession charges with a Oct. 27 arraignment. While speaking to police following a weekend traffic stop, Hilton denied the baggie belonged to her. In fact, she said, the purse wasn’t hers either; she had borrowed it from a friend. Did Paris Hilton Post Picture of Cocaine Purse Before Arrest? But somehow, according to Hilton, the contents of the purse were split between hers and the friend’s. She claimed ownership of a broken Albuterol pill, Zig Zag wrappers commonly used to smoke marijuana, $1,300 in cash and credit cards. But, “She said several cosmetic items inside the purse were not hers,” according to the police report.