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Sydney model caught with cocaine told police she ‘forgot’ the drugs were in her bag

‘You’ve come too early’: How a Sydney model boasted to cops that she hadn’t bought cocaine YET – only for them to find a bag of drugs she had ‘forgotten’ about in her purse

  • Vali Clarke, 21, pleaded guilty to possessing an illegal substance on Tuesday
  • She was caught by police with cocaine in her bag while out in Newton in April
  • When police found drugs she was shocked and said she ‘forgot’ they were there

A model boasted to police about being on her way to buy drugs before officers found a bag of cocaine inside her bag she says she ‘forgot’ was there.

Vali Clarke, 21, had been out with friends in Newton in Sydney’s inner-west in April when she was overheard talking about buying drugs with a friend.

She was later approached by the officers who asked her if she had bought the illegal substances.

Ms Clarke then replied: ‘You’ve come too early, we are literally just down here to buy them,’ according to agreed facts heard in the Newtown Local Court, the Daily Telegraph reported. 

Vali Clarke, 21, had been out with friends in Newton in Sydney’s inner-west in April when she was overheard talking about buying drugs with a friend

Police checked her bag and found cocaine inside to which she admitted she 'forgot' was there

Police checked her bag and found cocaine inside to which she admitted she ‘forgot’ was there

Meanwhile her friend told police they were ‘too late’ and she had already had some.

Police checked Ms Clarke’s bag and quickly discovered there was cocaine inside her purse.

The 21-year-old acted shocked and blurted out ‘I forgot about that!’, informing the officers she’d bought the drugs two weeks earlier.

The two girls were described as being quite ‘chatty’ and ‘animated’ with police having little doubt they were under the influence, the Newtown Local Court heard on Tuesday.

Ms Clarke pleaded guilty to possessing an illegal substance and was sentenced to a 12-month court order.

She will also have to complete an addiction recovery program  

She has modelled for the likes of David Jones, The Iconic, P.E Nation and luxury brand Alice McCall. 

A conviction was not recorded.  

Ms Clarke pleaded guilty to possessing an illegal substance and was sentenced to a 12-month court order

Ms Clarke pleaded guilty to possessing an illegal substance and was sentenced to a 12-month court order

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