The Christmas season had just begun when a strange man at the back of Veronica Zinger’s Honda CRV jumped to buy two bags of cocaine for $ 500.
The successful and glamorous Instagram model, which had turned its 90,000 Instagram followers into a business opportunity, had fallen to a new low.
Mrs. Zinger, 23, sold small plastic bags of drugs to partygoers in Darling Harbor in Sydney – and the New South Wales police kept an eye on them all the time.
Daily Mail Australia court facts describe Mrs. Zinger’s demise as the social media star and the ‘bustling’ casino waitress found guilty of four charges this week.
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Instagram model and The Star casino hostess Veronica Zinger, 23, were excited by police officers in November at the start of the Christmas season in dealing with cocaine
Mrs. Zinger, left and right this week, grabbed her phone and Louis Vuitton handbag outside the Downing Center Court complex in Sydney
Judicial facts described an incident that is far removed from the jet-setting life she depicted on social media on the Italian coast of Amalfi, Croatia and Dubai earlier last year.
Around 4.30 pm on Friday, November 29, Zinger’s client was ambushed by officers with normal clothing while walking away with two bags of cocaine.
The man coughed up the 1.4 grams he was carrying, the document said, and admitted that he had bought it from Zinger on Shelley St..
Zinger had only succeeded in driving around the corner to Lime St, Barangaroo, when she was pulled by officers.
In the version of events that were recorded in court, Zinger was frank about what she had done.
Asked if she still had drugs in her car, she said, “Yes, some bags in the center console” – “coke, cocaine.”
She couldn’t remember how much the customer had paid her, but said, “I don’t remember, I think it was $ 500.”
To make matters worse, officers found a gram of MDMA in her handbag.
“It’s probably MDMA,” she told officers, according to the court’s facts.
“I don’t know, as if I know it’s not mine, but I may have left it long ago.”
The Amalfi coast in Italy: one of the bikini photos that Mrs. Zinger posted during a two-month European trip, months before she was arrested for cocaine
Posing in Croatia: the 23-year-old previously flaunted her jet-setting life on Instagram with flashy photos taken throughout Europe prior to her arrest
More than 90,000 Instagram followers: Mrs. Zinger in glamorous photos prior to her ambush by the NSW police
Officers found four bags of cocaine and two telephones in her car – containing messages with directions for another drug deal nearby.
She was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug and one count of possession for the MDMA.
The police also found $ 2,150 in her wallet and car console in $ 50 and $ 100 bills, and accused her of trading the proceeds of crime.
Zinger was one of the 84 people who were arrested by NSW Police for six days on cocaine supply and distribution at the end of last year.
The arrested included a Royal Australian Air Force employee, a pregnant woman and a taxi driver. The police claim that 46 were dealers.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest that Zinger is affiliated with one of the alleged dealers.
Heavy day: Zinger after this week in court … she will learn her destiny in March after a pre-sentence report is completed
Zinger appeared in court on Tuesday, dressed in a black suit and heels, while her lawyer Paul Kenny pleaded her guilty for all charges.
Kenny asked for a magistrate for an assessment report of the conviction, in which the arrest was described as a “serious event with serious consequences.”
She will return to the conviction court in March.
A spokesperson for The Star, where the court’s facts said she was working, declined to comment.