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South Africa court drops Paris Hilton marijuana charge

A court in South Africa dropped charges of possessing and smoking marijuana against Paris Hilton.

The socialite appeared in a Fifa World Cup courtroom after being arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana at a quarter-final between Brazil and Holland.

The match took place in Port Elizabeth.

A spokeswoman for the socialite said: "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."

When told the case was dropped, Hilton said "thank you" and left the courtroom.

Hilton wrote on Twitter later: "Everything is fine guys. I had nothing to do with it."

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