facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Hollywood Madam' Heidi Fleiss arrested on driving, drug charges

Oct. 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
PAHRUMP, Nev., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was arrested Wednesday near her Pahrump, Nev., home and charged with driving and drug possession violations, police said.

Nye County sheriff's deputies pulled Fleiss' car over after a record search revealed it had a suspended registration, Sheriff Tony DeMeo said.

Officials found four ounces of marijuana in the car and what deputies determined was a "large amount of cash," the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday, adding Fleiss did not have a valid drivers' license and failed sobriety tests.

Fleiss, 47, was booked into the Nye County Detention Center on charges including driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, a suspended vehicle registration and driving without insurance.

She achieved a measure of fame in the 1990s for running a brothel in Los Angeles.

In August deputies discovered nearly 400 marijuana plants growing at her home, the newspaper said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death
2
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
3
Wisconsin police chief states he thinks marijuana should be legal Wisconsin police chief states he thinks marijuana should be legal
4
The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit
5
Fracking may put drinking water supply at risk for many countries, study finds Fracking may put drinking water supply at risk for many countries, study finds
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback