A teenage beauty therapist who turned to drug trafficking when work dried up during Covid had no idea she was selling cocaine to an industry icon until police stormed them.
Brooke Moody was arrested along with famed eyebrow artist Kristin Fisher after police found them both in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop in Bondi on July 17.
The 19-year-old, who graduated from $5,000-a-year Cerdon College in Merrylands in 2019, pleaded guilty Tuesday to supplying Fisher with 1g of cocaine as part of a dial-a-dealer syndicate.
When officers stopped her Kia Rio, they found several small bags of white powder in the car and Moody couldn’t tell them her passenger’s name or how she knew her.
Fisher, meanwhile, was “furious” in the passenger seat as she attempted to evade police and exit the car, court documents revealed.
The police then realized that they had “disrupted a drug transaction.”
Brooke Moody (pictured) was arrested along with famed eyebrow artist Kristin Fisher after police found them both in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop in Bondi on July 17
Kristin Fisher was convicted and fined $550 after failing to appear in Waverley Court last Tuesday, charged with possessing a banned drug and failing to comply with public health regulations
The 19-year-old, who graduated from $5,000-a-year Cerdon College in Merrylands in 2019 (pictured on graduation day), pleaded guilty Tuesday to supplying Fisher with 1g of cocaine as part of a dial-a-dealer syndicate.
The leading beautician is said to have told officers she had been picked up from her home in Double Bay to buy the drugs, but claimed she had not handed over any money.
Waverley Local Court heard that the job search for beauty therapist Moody’s failed due to Covid and that she was instead recruited by a ‘dial-a-dealer’ drug syndicate.
The teen opened her own small business, By Brooke Moody, in January but struggled when Covid lockdowns forced the closure of all beauty therapies in July.
On the night of her arrest, Moody had made $650 before getting the call to sell 1 gram of cocaine to the celebrated eyebrow queen.
Magistrate Julie Huber told court on Tuesday that she was particularly alarmed at how easy it was for Moody to join the sophisticated dial-a-dealer syndicate when she was short on money.
The teen opened her own small business, By Brooke Moody, in January but struggled when Covid lockdowns forced the closure of all beauty therapy services in July
As police ducked, Kristin Fisher (pictured) was “frantic in the passenger seat, trying to exit the vehicle and dodge police interaction,” according to court papers
The teenager, from Merrylands in the west of town, admitted to supplying a banned drug and once dealing with the proceeds of crime.
“It is worrying that you have become involved in such a formal and organized way of doing business,” Ms. Huber told Moody. Daily telegram.
“Dial-a-dealer means you must have had connections with people you can only consider tasteless.”
She said it was especially concerning that Moody was motivated to distribute drugs within the community by making “a quick dollar.”
“All I can say is that I can imagine your family being very disappointed and surprised at your previous good character,” said Mrs. Huber.
Moody was placed under community supervision for 30 months and fined $3,000, court records confirmed.
Police had also fined her on the day of her arrest for violating Covid restrictions by traveling from Merrylands to Bondi without a reasonable excuse.
Teen Brooke Moody turned to drug trade after Covid ended her dream of becoming a beauty therapist – but she had no idea she was selling coke to industry icon Kristin Fisher (pictured)
Meanwhile, the 36-year-old mother of two Fisher, who goes by her married name Barnes in court papers, was convicted last week of drug possession and fined $550, but has vowed to appeal.
Fisher’s case returns to court on October 6, when she will challenge her conviction, which was handed down in her absence after she missed the hearing.
Her attorney Michael Bowe insists Fisher was unaware of her court date last week and would have attended had she known.
Fisher was cooling off at Nielson Park Beach, in eastern Sydney, with a friend last Friday as her lawyer filed the legal application.
She has kept relatively inconspicuous since the last court hearing, but shared several photos relaxing in the sun on Friday afternoon.
Fisher is one of Sydney’s most in-demand estheticians and runs a salon in the affluent suburb of Double Bay.
Before the government agreed to reopen beauty salons when the state reached a 70 percent vaccination rate, Fisher offered to provide her services to customers as a temporary solution to the Covid-19 health regulations.
Fisher (pictured) is one of Sydney’s most sought-after estheticians and runs a salon in affluent Double Bay
The services would only be offered to fully vaccinated customers and who live within a 5km radius, as groups of five doubly jaded residents are now allowed to gather outside.
‘Eyebrows in the park from September 13th. Who participates?’ She posted to Instagram last month.
Some of Fisher’s most well-known clients took the opportunity to get their eyebrows touched up faster than expected.
Instagram influencer Indy Clinton was one of the first to set an appointment, saying, “I’ll be there before the sun comes up. I participate’.
Celebrity stylist Suze Eskaner immediately asked where to book, while model Steffanie Tzeneros joked, “Pls my eyebrows are connect.”
Kate Waterhouse, the daughter of horse trainer and businesswoman Gai, and designer Brooke Testoni both also indicated that they would like to make an appointment.
Famous eyebrow artist Kristin Fisher was sitting in the back of Brooke Moody’s Kia Rio when police saw it being driven erratically on Curlewis Street in Bondi’s eastern suburbs