for smoking marijuana'
Heiress Paris Hilton tonight appeared at a special World Cup court after being arrested for smoking dope at a quarter final match.
The 29 year old was picked up by police outside the Nelson Mandela stadium in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth after watching Holland beat Brazil.
The socialite had arrived in the host country by private plane on Wednesday for a 'soccer and safari' trip, but was seized by officers and taken to the police station after she was found in possession of marijuana.
A spokeswoman for police at Port Elizabeth, Brig. Marinda Mills confirmed a high profile person was appearing in court on drug-related charges.
'This person is appearing in court right now. We cannot reveal information about her until she has appeared in court. I am here with the individual in court, we're waiting for the court to start,' Brig Mills said.
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity said Ms Hilton was caught with an unspecified amount of marijuana.
'She was found in possession of some amount of dagga,' the officer said, using the local name for marijuana.
South Africa's Times newspaper reported that Hilton was escorted by police to the Mount Road Police Station in Port Elizabeth shortly before 8pm.
EDIT II: "Paris Hilton was questioned today by police in South Africa on allegations of smoking marijuana," a publicist for Hilton said. "However I can confirm that the incident was a complete misunderstanding ... The case has been dropped against Paris and no charges will be made."
well crap it, what fun is there left for the rest of us now.