The glamorous ex-banker-turned-beautician escapes jail time after being caught selling cocaine in her Audi outside a popular nightclub
- Anastasija Radovic, 23, escaped jail at Sutherland Magistrates Court on Tuesday
- Aspiring model arrested outside Northies Cronulla Hotel on July 11, 2020
- The ex-banker received 18 months of good behavior and was fined $400
- Police found 22 bags of cocaine and 5.93 grams of cannabis in her Audi
A glamorous ex-banker-turned-beautician narrowly escaped jail after she was caught selling cocaine out of her Audi outside a popular nightclub.
Anastasija Radovic, 23, appeared in Sutherland Local Court in Sydney on Tuesday and was given a parish corrections order and is serving 18 months of good behavior.
The aspiring model, who regularly shares photos of herself in bikinis online, was also fined $400 and is scheduled to see her psychologist for another six months.
Magistrate Hugh Donnelly accepted she played a “small role” in the crime, regretted her actions, acted out of character and has improved her mental health since her arrest, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Police swooped down on Radovic outside the Northies Cronulla Hotel on July 11, 2020 and found her in her luxury car with 22 small bags of cocaine and 5.93 grams of cannabis.
Anastasija Radovic (pictured), 23, received a community order and must serve 18 months of good behavior, pay a $400 fine and continue to see her psychologist for six months when she appeared in Sutherland Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday
Radovic pleaded guilty to three drug offenses on June 6.
She was also charged with other charges, including handling the proceeds of crime and supplying illicit drugs, but prosecutors later withdrew the additional offenses.
According to her social media profiles, Radovic worked at Commonwealth Bank but is now said to be employed as a beauty therapist at Nova Bar Beauty in Gregory Hills.
Radovic also states that she’s a “Sydney-based model interested in all kinds of modeling work,” while her StarNow profile bio reveals that she was a finalist in the 2017 Australian Supermodel of the Year competition in Bali.
The court heard that Radovic, who was then working as a banker, stopped near the hotel at around 10:20 p.m. in a black Audi A3 with Bojana Mladenovic.
The vehicle was spotted by police patrolling the Cronulla area – a hotspot for Friday and Saturday night drug trafficking activity – for suppliers who were dispensing illicit substances to revelers.
The aspiring model was arrested outside the Northies Cronulla Hotel (pictured) on July 11, 2020 after officers found 22 small bags of cocaine and 5.93 grams of cannabis in her car
Radovic pleaded guilty in court on June 6 to three counts related to possession of drugs in her vehicle
Another woman coming from the direction of the venue pointed to the Audi and then jumped into the back seat before it took off.
The vehicle drove several blocks before being parked on Mitchell Road, where the woman got out and walked back to the club.
Police approached the car and found Radovic behind the wheel and Mladenovic in the passenger seat before conducting a search.
Officers found a medium-sized coffee cup containing cannabis and 22 small clear bags of white powder in the center console, which were later confirmed to contain a total of 13.5g of cocaine.
A blister pack of the prescription tranquilizer diazepam was also discovered in a sunglass case.
Radovic is an aspiring model and beautician according to her social media profiles
Radovic was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station and charged with supplying a criminal to commercial quantity, possession of prohibited drugs and possession of a prescribed prohibited substance.
Mladenovic was also arrested and charged with supplying drugs.
The police had alleged in court that Radovic had knowingly participated in the delivery of cocaine by letting Mladenovic use her car.
Mladenovic pleaded guilty and, starting July 12 last year, was sentenced to an intensive prison sentence of nine months in the community and 100 hours of unpaid community service.