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Paris pleads guilty to drug charge

Paris Hilton has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from her arrest for drug possession last month at a Las Vegas hotel-casino.

She will serve a year of probation and avoid a felony charge under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors.

The 29-year-old celebrity heiress pleaded guilty to drug possession and obstructing an officer.

Paris - wearing a champagne-coloured blouse, a black pencil skirt and black platform heels - told the judge she was in possession of cocaine.

When he asked what she did to obstruct justice, Paris, swaying side to side, responded: "I said that the purse wasn't mine to the officer."

She acknowledged that she had bought it months earlier.

When asked why she didn't fight the charge, her lawyer said: "Ms. Hilton accepts the responsibility."

Paris must complete a drug abuse program, pay a 2,000 US dollar fine and serve 200 hours of community service.

She faces a year in jail if she violates the probation and is arrested for anything other than a minor traffic violation.

Paris was arrested in August inside the Wynn resort, after police say a small plastic bag containing 0.8 of a gram of cocaine spilled out of her purse.

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