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Magistrate’s stern warning to Bondi socialites over cocaine use

Magistrate’s stern warning to Bondi socialites who think snorting cocaine is a ‘socially acceptable’ pastime: ‘A stain on our community’


A Sydney magistrate issued a stern warning about the growing use of cocaine in Bondi.

Magistrate Ross Hudson reprimanded celebrity eyebrow queen Kristin Fisher on Wednesday at Waverley Local Court, after she had her conviction for cocaine possession annulled.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Hudson said: ‘People who justify their cocaine usage as socially acceptable or as part the social fabric… it is not.

Warning: Celebrity eyebrow queen Kristin Fisher (pictured) was reprimanded by Magistrate Ross Hudson on Wednesday at Waverley Local Court in Sydney 

‘It is a criminal, illegal drug. It is a stain on our community.’

He also stated that he was seeing similar cocaine crimes ‘almost daily’ and that they had become part of the ‘social fabric’ in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.  

Fisher explained to the court she made a ‘dreadful mistake’ when she was caught in the backseat of a cocaine dealer’s car, and promised she would never use drugs again.

The glamorous 36-year-old beauty therapist appeared in Waverley Local Court on Wednesday asking the magistrate to wipe her criminal conviction and accept her explanation.

Fisher was convicted in her absence a fortnight ago when she failed to turn up to court on three occasions after being charged with drug possession.

Hudson told Fisher: 'People who justify their cocaine usage as socially acceptable or as part the social fabric ...it is not. It is a criminal, illegal drug'

Hudson told Fisher: ‘People who justify their cocaine usage as socially acceptable or as part the social fabric …it is not. It is a criminal, illegal drug’

The mother-of-two was found in the passenger seat of a drug dealer’s Kia Rio ‘frantically’ trying to evade police on July 17, with two bags of cocaine at her feet.

Magistrate Ross Hudson allowed Fisher to enter a guilty plea, and read two character references tendered to the court.

‘I made a dreadful mistake… I remember going home and sitting in silence for hours and I was deeply embarrassed. I have vowed I will never do it again,’ Fisher said in a letter to the court.

Fisher’s solicitor Michael Bowe said: ‘Her referees speak glowingly of her, she’s a community person who gives back from the success she’s had in her business.’

Mr Bowe noted Fisher had endured an ‘extremely difficult time’ after the loss of her friend and general manager to suicide and the repeated Covid lockdowns. 

Fisher is one of Sydney’s most in demand beauticians and runs a salon in the affluent eastern suburb of Double Bay. 

Beauty: Fisher is one of Sydney's most in demand beauticians and runs a salon in the affluent eastern suburb of Double Bay

Beauty: Fisher is one of Sydney’s most in demand beauticians and runs a salon in the affluent eastern suburb of Double Bay

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