Heidi Fleiss takes 3am joy ride, arrested for DUI

The former Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of stoned driving. Authorities found a quarter-pound of weed in her vehicle — but that’s not all. They also found close to $10,000 in cash.

Her lawyer insists she is not a drug dealer.

She was pulled over after leaving a casino in Pahrump, Nevada. Fleiss calls this area, about 45 minutes outside of Vegas, home.

Her driving caught the attention of local officials, as did the smell of marijuana. Her failed field sobriety test was one more indication that Fleiss was not in the right state of mind. The search of her car revealed about four ounces of marijuana and the cash.

Charges made

Driving under the influence wasn’t the only charge made. Fleiss was taken into custody on charges of possession with the intent to sell, driving without a valid license and driving with suspended registration.

She didn’t have to stay in jail long — she was granted bail and released later that day.

Not her first encounter with the law

Fleiss may be known for running a Hollywood prostitution ring in the 1990s, but her more recent news has been centered around drug abuse and court dates. Fleiss was treated by Dr. Drew Pinsky on the show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and spent time in a federal prison among other arrests.

This case is still unfolding. It comes in the midst of another pot-centered case. In August, Fleiss was caught with 400 pot plants in her house. Her lawyer says she was growing this for a co-op in Vegas. Whatever the truth is, her recent arrest shows that she indeed has a thing for weed.  We don’t know what will happen with Heidi Fleiss next, but we’re hoping she gets the help she needs.

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8 Comments to “Heidi Fleiss takes 3am joy ride, arrested for DUI”

  1. Jeff Graham 28 October 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I hope she does get some help because it sounds like she isn’t really making any responsible decisions regarding her behavior and drug use/dealing.

  2. Wayne Brown 28 October 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I honestly can’t say I know who Heidi Fleiss is. A 1990s prostitution ring? Regardless, the $10,000 is highly suspicious.

  3. Gary Bucher 28 October 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    This is, yet, another crazy story related to hollywood’s finest using drugs and being irresponsible! Hopefully she finds the help she needs or–the second best thing–take her license away for good.

  4. Jon Lewis 28 October 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Are there many hollywood figures that don’t test the line, though? I agree, absolutely, that Heidi Fleiss should be held accountable for her actions — just as ALL other americans are held accountable, without exception; because she is a member of the hollywod spotlight, perhaps she may be overpunished as well. Despite the numerous actons that could end up being taken in response to this crime (keeping in mind it is in the headlines), I am sure that many will learn from her mistakes –even if she does not. Interesting post!

  5. Jon Helm 28 October 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Wow, I’d think that if she’d been involved in growing pot plants and been arrested for it before than she has a very high chance of selling. Not to mention the 10,000 cash in her car. Hope she gets the help she needs to turn her life in a different direction.

  6. Scott McGarvey 28 October 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I think that everyone deserves a second chance, but a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th don’t come along often… Heidi should consider herself lucky and devote her time to making some changes in her life for the better.

  7. Mark G. Worster 11 November 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Its seems Heidi is always in the news for something not good. This does not surprise me what so ever/

  8. Sammy 11 November 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I agree, everyone should be held accountable no matter if they’re a Hollywood star or not…taking responsibility of your actions is the first step to getting ones life back on track. Thanks for the article!