Alysa Suguro Bathrick may be proud of her “cute mugshot,” but the North Carolina teen could be facing real prison time for her recent drug arrest.
The 18-year-old North Carolina resident was arrested early this month for allegedly dealing Xanax, but Bathrick seemed more concerned with how well her mugshot turned out. Not long after being released, she decided to share some details or her arrest on Twitter, along with what she believed was a “cute” mugshot.
“Surrendered myself at 7 a.m., got released at 11:30 a.m. F**k what you heard. And my mugshot’s cute,” Bathrick wrote in a caption with her picture.
The mugshot went viral, and Alysa Suguro Bathrick soon found legions of fans who were smitten with her mugshot and sent messages of support.
— Victoria Parker (@ferr_why) December 4, 2014
Internet fame soon followed. The story of Alysa Suguro Bathrick gained national attention, earning her plenty of stories and comparisons to another attractive felon, Jeremy Meeks.
With her newfound fame, Bathrick has taken to Twitter to declare her innocence.
What runs through people’s mouths and what’s posted virally doesn’t even begin to dip into the complexity of the story behind my charges. Js
— A (@_ahleesah) December 4, 2014
But the internet supporters could mean little for Bathrick. According to the Clifford Law Group in North Carolina (via Heavy), Xanax is considered a “Schedule IV” drug, which could mean serious prison time for the cute mugshot teen. Sale of Schedule IV drugs are considered a Class H felony, which could net Bathrick anywhere from four to 25 months in prison if convicted.
This is not the first time that Alysa Suguro Bathrick has run into trouble with the law, either. In June 2013, she was arrested of simple assault from an event that took place the month before, and she was later convicted. There is no word if her previous mugshot was as “cute” as the latest one.