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Lithuanian model walks free after admitting to bringing meth to visit boyfriend in jail

Model who was slammed for acting like a ‘princess’ in court walks FREE after meth was found in her Chanel handbag when she visited her drug dealer boyfriend in jail

  • Model was found with meth in bag at prison while visiting ‘drug lord’ boyfriend
  • Court heard Jonita Ragaisyte had meth in Chanel bag when entering the prison
  • She pleaded guilty to two charges of possession a drug of dependence
  • Ragaisyte was convicted and and released on a two-year good behaviour bond

A Lithuanian model who was blasted by a judge for acting like a princess in court has walked free after admitting to possessing meth.

Jonita Ragaistye was convicted and released on a good behaviour bond for two years in the Victorian County Court on Monday. 

She admitted possessing GHB-alternative butanediol as well as n-ethylhexedrone, a drug similar to methamphetamine.

Police found an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of drugs at the Docklands apartment the 27-year-old shared with her then-boyfriend Cemre Volkan in 2017.

 The 27-year-old was also caught with meth she forgot was in her Chanel handbag while visiting her bodybuilder-turned-drug trafficker boyfriend in prison in 2017. 

Jonita Ragaistye was convicted and released on a good behaviour bond for two years in the Victorian County Court on Monday

The 27-year-old was nabbed with meth she forgot was in her Chanel handbag while visiting her bodybuilder-turned-drug trafficker boyfriend in prison in 2017

The 27-year-old was nabbed with meth she forgot was in her Chanel handbag while visiting her bodybuilder-turned-drug trafficker boyfriend in prison in 2017

‘In my view you came to Australia as a student with the best of intentions,’ Judge Christopher Ryan said in his sentencing on Monday.

‘However you became romantically entangled with your co-offender who introduced you to GHB and your life went downhill from there to the point where you are now homeless, impecunious… save for the support of your parents.’  

Volkan was jailed last year for drug trafficking and possession after police found  cocaine, GHB, ketamine, LSD, MDMA, steroids and testosterone at his apartment.

The court was told  Ragaisyte (pictured) came to Australia on a student visa in 2013 and began dating Volkan in 2016

The court was told  Ragaisyte (pictured) came to Australia on a student visa in 2013 and began dating Volkan in 2016

Ragaisyte has since admitted possessing butanediol – which becomes GHB once digested – and nethylhexedrone, a drug with similar properties to methamphetamine.

Ragaisyte, 27, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a drug of dependence earlier this week, more than two years after police raided the Docklands apartment she shared with then-boyfriend Cemre Volkan (pictured)

Ragaisyte, 27, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a drug of dependence earlier this week, more than two years after police raided the Docklands apartment she shared with then-boyfriend Cemre Volkan (pictured)

At a pre-sentence hearing on Friday, the court heard the Lithuanian model was also found with methamphetamine while visiting Volkan at the Metropolitan Remand Centre, just months after the 2017 raid.

‘The prison officer conducted a bag and possession check, in her Chanel bag appeared a zip lock back of what appeared to be methamphetamine,’ prosecutor Richard Pirrie said.

Defence lawyer Megan Casey said her client had not been convicted over the matter, noting her possession of the drug was ‘inadvertent’.

‘She had forgotten that it was in her handbag,’ she said.

Throughout an earlier hearing, Ragaisyte appeared uninterested and told the Lithuanian translator to stop assisting her, prompting County Court Judge Christopher Ryan to issue a stern reprimand.

‘Understand well and truly that your liberty is at risk and it does your cause no good to sit and stare at the ceiling as if this is all too boring because you just might find yourself bored at Dame Phyllis Frost prison for women,’ he said on Thursday.

Defence lawyer Megan Casey said her client had not been convicted over the matter, noting her possession of the drug was 'inadvertent'.

Defence lawyer Megan Casey said her client had not been convicted over the matter, noting her possession of the drug was ‘inadvertent’.

The court was told she came to Australia on a student visa in 2013 and began dating Volkan in 2016.

Volkan, who also went by the moniker Red Ra in the bodybuilding community, previously dated socialite Brynne Edelstein in 2014.

‘Ms Ragaisyte had no trouble prior to her relationship with Mr Volkan and she was in Australia for some three years before the commencement of that relationship,’ Ms Casey said on Friday.

‘Since then, matters have taken a subsequent nosedive.’ 

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