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Hotelier Vikram Chatwal Arrested at Airport with Heroin, Pot, Coke and Pills

Vikram Chatwal Arrested for Drug Possession and Trafficking

Originally posted 04/04/2013 01:05PM

Hotel owner Vikram Chatwal was arrested at Florida's Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Tuesday after trying to get on a plane with a large stash of drugs.

According to the police report, Chatwal – who is close to Lindsay Lohan and was erroneously linked to Padma Lakshmi – tried to board with cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills.

Chatwal, 41, owns New York City's Dream Hotel, a popular spot with celebrities.

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Padma Blasts New Romance Rumors: I'm Still Single ... and Searching

Padma Lakshmi Is Not Dating Hotelier Vikram Chatwal

Originally posted 03/14/2013 04:00PM

Potential Padma Lakshmi suitors take note: the Top Chef stunner is still very much on the market and available.

Despite numerous recent reports claiming a romance was heating up with successful hotelier Vikram Chatwal, the star tells PEOPLE: "I'm still single ... and searching!"

Lakshmi, 42, is busy raising her daughter, Krishna, 3, and a little more than a year ago suffered the loss of billionaire Teddy Forstman, with whom she had been romantically linked for years.

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