A stunning, blonde influencer dubbed the ‘Kitty of Crackland’ – who was arrested with crack cocaine in her panties and cannabis in her bra – has been given five years for drug trafficking.
Police in Brazil said she was a well-known figure in the Sao Paulo criminal underworld and that she made her money as a drugs kingpin.
Kitty – real name Lorraine Cutier Bauer Romeiro, 19 – protested her innocence until the end.
But the Justice of Sao Paulo did not agree, and sentenced her to five years in a closed prison regime and fined her BRL 50,000 (GBP 8,230).
The sentencing took place in Sao Paulo on Monday, 11th April.
Romeiro – who once boasted tens of thousands of Instagram followers – reportedly wept under cross-examination in court, begging the judge to believe her.
The teen also pleaded for one last chance and told him she had not seen her young daughter since she was remanded in custody and was missing her desperately.
Romeiro was first arrested on 30th June last year in an area of Sao Paulo dubbed ‘Cracolandia’ (‘Crackland’) – so-called because of its high incidence of drug dealing and public drug use.
Officers took her to a police checkpoint and strip-searched her after they noticed her acting nervously during a routine patrol in the area.
They then found the drugs in her underwear.
She was freed on bail at the time because she had a baby daughter to take care of.
However, officers arrested her again in Barueri – outside Sao Paulo – barely a month later for changing address without notifying the authorities.
The police found crack cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and ether spray in the property, which was her boyfriend’s main residence.
This time, Romeiro was remanded in pre-trial custody.
The police investigation found that she and her boyfriend had been enriching themselves by selling drugs from a booth in Cracolandia.
Investigators said they believed the teen was a well-known figure in the Sao Paulo criminal underworld.
She and 22 others are also defendants in another, ongoing court case relating to a criminal organisation. The trial date has not yet been set.
Romeiro’s boyfriend – Andre Luis Santos Almeida, known as ‘China’ – has already been sentenced to one year and eight months in an open prison regime for drug trafficking.
In an open prison regime, prisoners serve their sentence outside jail and have few restrictions on where they live and work.
But they must, among other things, make periodic court appearances to report on their activities and not leave their city of residence without judicial permission.
Romeiro’s lawyer says she is launching an appeal to seek a reduction in both the prison time and the fine.